This grant for afterschool programming is applicable to those students in need of additional academic assistance in grades kindergarten through 5th attending Altama Elementary, Burroughs-Molette Elementary, and Goodyear Elementary schools. An additional application will be submitted to serve 6th grade students attending Glynn Middle, Jane Macon, Needwood, and Risley Middle schools.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program, authorized under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), received its first appropriation in 1996. The 21st CCLC Program funding has supported the development of community learning centers established by public schools, community-based organizations (CBOs), and private schools with the assistance of community partners.
Federal and state laws guide the implementation of the 21st CCLC Program. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 established the 21st CCLC Program and gave administrative responsibility to the states. Federal funds are appropriated through Georgia’s annual budget. The NCLB also expands state and local accountability for student academic achievement and emphasizes the importance of adopting scientifically-based research practices.
A grant application will be submitted for afterschool programming at the above-named schools. The purpose of the 21st Century After School Enrichment program is to provide local flexibility in the establishment or expansion of community learning centers that provide students in grades k-6 with academic enrichment opportunities. Activities are designed to complement students’ regular academic program, literacy and related educational development services for the families of these students, and a safe environment for students participating in the programs.
Application is due to Georgia Department of Education on January 30, 2024. The completed application will be made available for download on the Glynn County school website www.glynn.k12.ga.us.