Grant Competition

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 14, 2016
Contact: Dale Wetzel, Public Information Specialist
Office: (701) 328-2247
Cell: (701)-400-8557
21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Competition
Bismarck, ND – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler announces the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant competition for school year 2016-2017.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is accepting applications for a three-year 21st CCLC grant from school districts, REAs, consortiums, non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations. The program’s purpose is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. All 21st CCLC grants are awarded on a competitive basis based on the availability of federal funds.
Eligible agencies and organizations are required to collaborate with schools that primarily serve a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students.
The state will be hosting two onsite workshops. The workshops will be located in Bismarck at the State Capitol – Ft. Totten Room on March 16 from 3:30 – 5:30 and in Grand Forks at the La Quinta Inn & Suites - Grand City Room on March 17, 2016 from 3:30 – 5:30. The state will also post a recorded Webinar training following the completion of the onsite training to provide technical assistance for potential applicants to further understand the program and the application process. There is no registration cost for the workshop.
For further assistance regarding the North Dakota 21st CCLC grant competition, including the grant application, application checklist, and the Bidder’s Workshop Webinar recording.

For more information, please contact Candy Tollefson at (701) 328-2272 or