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The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is the only federal funding source dedicated to supporting afterschool and local summer learning programs through the US Department of Education. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), updated and reauthorized the 21st CCLC program in December 2015. Each state receives funds based on its share of Title I funding for low-income students. Grants support afterschool and summer learning programs that provide the following services to students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools:

  • Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.

  • A broad array of additional services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as: drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs.

  • Literacy and related educational development services to the families of children who are served in the program.



  • Afterschool Alliance

  • Afterschool Pathfinder: Trainings & Employment Opportunities

  • Alliance of New York State YMCAs

  • Children's Aid Society

  • ACT for Youth Center of Excellence

  • Division of Criminal Justice Services

  • ExpandED Schools

  • Hunger Solutions New York

  • National Afterschool Association

  • National Institute on Out of School Time

  • New York State Education Department

  • New York State Network for Youth Success

  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services

  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

  • Partnership for Afterschool Education

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • US Department of Education


  • New York State Assembly

  • New York State Senate

  • U.S. House of Representatives

  • United States Senate