21st-Century CCLC Program


Contact Information

Karen Bierhaus
(307) 857-9284 (office)
(307) 857-9257 (fax)
Karen.Bierhaus@wyo.gov

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21 CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. All four of the critical state education issues—statewide PAWS proficiency levels, graduation rates, remediation rates, and alcohol use—are targeted outcomes of 21 CCLC.

The purposes of this important program are multiple:

  • to create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools;
  • to meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects;
  • to offer a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement the regular academic programs of students;
  • and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Activities that may be provided by 21 CCLC include:

  • remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including providing additional assistance to students to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
  • mathematics and science education activities;
  • arts and music education activities;
  • entrepreneurial education programs;
  • tutoring services and mentoring programs;
  • programs that provide activities for limited English proficient students;
  • recreational activities;
  • telecommunications and technology education programs;
  • expanded library service hours;
  • programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
  • programs that promote assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
  • drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character education programs;
  • service learning;
  • and health and wellness programming.

Activities must continuously be evaluated using performance measures and, if appropriate, be based on scientific research.

21 CCLC provides a safe environment for students during out of school hours (before and after school) and periods when school is not in session (school breaks and summer recess) while supporting continued youth development and learning for lifelong success.

Programs must be designed to meet the purpose of the 21st CCLC program and Wyoming goals. Wyoming 21st Century Community Learning Centers State Program Goals:

  • Goal 1: To establish community learning centers that help students in high-poverty, low-performing schools meet academic achievement standards;
  • Goal 2: to offer a broad array of high-quality enrichment activities that are aligned with and complement the regular academic school day while positively affecting student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance and decreasing behavioral risk factors.
  • Goal 3: to provide programming to engage the families of 21st CLCLC participants for the purpose of increasing parent/family engagement in learning and developing resiliency through positive home/school relationships.

Download the WY 21CCLC Fact Sheet 2013


Current Competition

2015 Cohort 10 Application

Applicants will apply for cohort 10 using the online Grants Management System (GMS). If your non-school district organization does not currently have access to GMS, please complete and return the Superintendent/Executive Director and Bookkeeper form below. The online application will be active beginning in early August 2014.

Forms and Reports

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Previous Grant Competitions

2014 Cohort 9 Application

2013 Cohort 8 Application

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