- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
The purpose of the Alaska 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to provide competitive grants to organizations that are working in partnership within their community and schools to provide expanded learning and enrichment opportunities for children and their families outside of regular school hours. The program is designed to target funds to communities that have low achieving students and high rates of poverty but lack the resources to establish after school centers. Funding for Alaska’s 21st CCLC program is provided by federal funds from ESEA, Title IV, Part B.
Competitive Grant Opportunities
There are no grant opportunities available at this time. DEED anticipates its next Request for Applications will be issued in the winter of the 19-20 school year for competitive grants that would begin providing out-of-school time programming in the fall of the 20-21 school year.
External Organization Partner Pool
In order to increase the capacity of Alaska’s communities to offer high-quality 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) applications and programs, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) to make available a list of potential Alaska non-profit “external organizations” that 21st CCLC applicants may be interested in partnering with when building a 21st CCLC out-of-school-time program. Community partnerships within 21st CCLC programs are strongly encouraged as they have the potential to increase program quality, variety, and sustainability. The term "partnerships" in this instance is used loosely and may involve for-pay contracted services, in-kind services, etc.
Grantee Documents and Links
- Federal Equal Treatment Regulations
- 21st CCLC Federal Data Collection Site (21APR)
- 21st CCLC Federal Statute-ESEA, Title IV, Part B as amended by ESSA - see pg. 226-238 (pdf)
- 21st CCLC Federal GPRA Measures (pdf)
- 21st CCLC Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance (pdf)
- 21st CCLC Federal Guidance on Credit Recovery (pdf)
Current State Grantees
Resources for Afterschool
- Afterschool Alliance
- Alaska Afterschool Network (AAN)
- Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Educator's Page
- Alaska's Adopted Academic Standards
- Alaska's Adopted Employability Standards
- APICC Youth Employability Skills
- APS Award Checklist
- Assessing Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools
- Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs
- CDC's Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations
- Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit
- DEED Teacher Toolbox
- DEED's USDA Child Nutrition Programs
- Doing What Works
- Foundations, Inc.
- From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes
- Harvard Family Research Project – Afterschool Evaluation 101
- Lights On Afterschool
- Measuring Social and Emotional Learning: A Brief Guide
- NAA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards
- NYSED List of Model Prevention Programs Supporting Academic Achievement
- SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
- SEL Assessment Toolkit
- The Fourth R
- You for Youth (Y4Y)
- 2019 Alaska Afterschool Conference
- November 6-8, 2019
- 21st CCLC Program Manager
- Jessica Paris: (907) 465-8716