About 21st CCLC External Organizations
In order to increase the capacity of North Dakota's communities to offer high-quality 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) applications and programs, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to make available a list of potential North Dakota 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 “external organization” is defined by ESSA as:
A nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or
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).
Information for Interested Organizations
To meet the requirements for the minimum record of success, any organization submitting a Profile must:
- Operate as a nonprofit organization in good standing in North Dakota; and
- Possess a minimum of five years of experience operating or delivering services to out-of-school time programs in North Dakota.
An organization DOES NOT need to appear on this list in order to be eligible to apply for a North Dakota 21st CCLC grant as a main applicant or to serve as a formal or informal partner on a grant application
When including an organization on the list, NDDPI cannot ensure the organization will be invited to partner, nor can it guarantee the quality of the organization’s services.
Submitting a “Profile Form” or being on the “North Dakota 21st CCLC List of External Organizations” will not result in funding from or a contract with the NDDPI.
All information submitted on the “Profile Form” by an external organization is considered public information.
The NDDPI's inclusion of an organization on the “North Dakota 21st CCLC List of External Organizations” is not an endorsement of the organization, nor is it a certification or guarantee of the quality of services provided by the organization.
The NDDPI's inclusion of an organization on the “North Dakota 21st CCLC List of External Organizations” has no bearing on any contracts or funding with the DDOE or other state agencies.
Listed external organizations are not prohibited from entering contractual agreements with 21st CCLC or other federally funded subgrantees or contractors.
The “North Dakota 21st CCLC List of External Organizations" will be posted for informational purposes only for any 21st CCLC grant applicant/grantee to view and utilize at their own discretion.
North Dakota 21st CCLC List of Approved External Organizations
We are currently in the process of updating our 2022 list of external providers. Please check back soon!