The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant is a multi-year grant that supports community learning centers that give students from low-performing and high-poverty schools academic-enrichment opportunities. Each funding has its own unique cyclical application process.
Many states around the country are conducting competitions to award 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants. The State Contact List now includes links to State websites and application due dates.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
If you are a school or district in the following states, please be aware that there may be opportunities for you to purchase these curriculum and instructional technology (IT) products as part of the Microsoft Settlement Voucher offering: Arizona, Arkansas, California, DC, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia.
Available to eligible public K12 schools, the vouchers allow for reimbursement to holders for certain qualifying IT purchases - can be hardware, software, services, etc. and can be Microsoft or non-Microsoft products — specifics will vary by state. The vouchers are administered by the settlement administrator often in conjunction with the state’s department of education or public instruction and many states have already used the vouchers for these eligible products.
Title I, Part A is a federal program that provides financial assistance to local school systems and schools with a high percentages of poor children. The funds are used to support the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. Title I funds are distributed to high poverty districts and schools so additional academic support and learning opportunities can be provided that will help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. Title I funds are used for extra instruction in reading and mathematics, additional teacher resources, as well as after-school and summer programs that extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.