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21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

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Alabama State Department of Education


Alabama State Department of Education, Federal Programs


The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant is to develop community-based learning centers which will provide additional learning opportunities for children, including academic enrichment, drug and violence prevention, character education, music, art, recreation, etc. during the out-of-school time, and to offer educational opportunities to families served by community learning centers.

General Provisions in the 21st CCLC Program:

  • Grants are for three (3) years.
  • Applications are competitive.
  • LEAs as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) may apply.
  • Applications may be written to serve one or more than one school.
  • To be served, a school/geographical area must be 40% or greater on free and reduced lunch.
  • Funds must be used to supplement, not supplant.
  • All student activities are for the out-of-regular school
  • Great opportunity to work on student skills, attitude, and involve parents.
  • Funds may be used for family activities.

Contact Information:

For information concerning 21st Century Community Learning Centers contact Sherry Coleman, Education Specialist over 21st Century Community Learning Centers at 334-242-8216 or by email at 

Length: 06:00

Content Areas: Professional Development

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

AQTS_5.C.1: Alabama-Specific Improvement Initiatives [Knowledge of current and emerging state initiatives and programs including, but not limited to, the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI); the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI); and Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS) and their relationship to student achievement.]
AQTS_5.C.3: Alabama-Specific Improvement Initiatives [Ability to integrate statewide programs and initiatives into the curriculum and instructional processes.]
AQTS_5.F.1: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Knowledge of laws related to students' and teachers' rights and responsibilities and the importance of complying with those laws, including major principles of federal disabilities legislation (IDEA, Section 504 and ADA), as well as Alabama statutes on child abuse and neglect, and the importance of complying with those laws.]
AQTS_5.F.2: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Ability to access school, community, state, and other resources and referral services.]
AQTS_5.F.3: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Ability to access resources to gain information about federal, state, district, and school policies and procedures.]
ASIL_5.1: [Ability to address student and family conditions affecting learning]
ASIL_8.6: [Knowledge and ability to act in accordance with federal and state constitutional provisions, statutory standards, and regulatory applications]


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