DATE: January 12, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

Request for Proposals for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Competitive Grant Program

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant funds to be awarded to school divisions and eligible organizations to support the implementation of community learning centers that will assist student learning and development.  Funding for this program is provided through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended.

The Department will fund projects that provide significantly expanded learning opportunities for children and youth and that will assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local standards in core academic subjects.  Applicants eligible to submit a proposal for this competition are school divisions, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.

Priority points will be given to those applicants that:

Applicants are encouraged to consult extensively with parents, community organizations, businesses, arts and cultural organizations, and other youth development agencies, and to work in meaningful collaboration to develop 21st Century Community Learning Centers. 

Technical assistance workshops are scheduled as outlined below.





DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, Virginia  23185

March 6, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Workforce Development and Conference Center
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, Virginia 24016

March 8, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration information and workshop locations are included in Attachment A.  School divisions and eligible organizations interested in attending one of the workshops should submit a registration form no later than Friday, February 23, 2018.

Applications for 21st CCLC competitive grant funds must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018The application can be downloaded at:

Required hard copy documents should be sent by overnight carrier or hand delivered to: 

or mailed to:

Certain electronic documents, as specified in the application instructions, may be sent either on a compact disc or flash drive with the hard copy documents that require original signatures, or they can be emailed to

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Granderson at or (804) 786-1993.



  1. Regional RFP Technical Assistance Workshops Registration Form