The NDDPI is required, under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), to provide a list of prescreened external organizations. The term “external organization” is defined by ESSA as:
(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or
(B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization described in subparagraph (A) to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities (ESSA, section 4201).
To meet the requirements for the minimum record of success, any organization submitting a profile must:
The NDDPI is pleased to provide the approved list of external organizations below. All eligible prescreened organizations will remain on the list for two years from the date posted on the AOE website.
- Operate as a nonprofit in good standing in North Dakota; and
- Have a minimum of five years’ experience operating or delivering services to out-of-school time programs in North Dakota.