NH Council of Churches Newsletter December E-lert

New Hampshire Council of Churches

New Hampshire Council of Churches E-News
December 20, 2013  

21st Century COmmunity Learning
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The New Hampshire
Department of Education's
21st Century Community Learning
Center Program
     This 2014 competition for an anticipated $1.3 million in funding. The program's purpose is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers during out of school time hours that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program.  All schools with a minimum of 30% of the student population identified as recipients of the free/reduced lunch program by October 2013 are eligible to apply.   Middle and high schools are eligible if the majority of the feeder elementary schools meet the eligibility criteria.  Priority points will be awarded to priority and focus schools.


Applicants for 21st
     CCLC funds must demonstrate collaboration between a local educational agency (LEA) and one or more community-based organizations (CBOs), faith based organizations (FBOs) or other public or private entities and must primarily serve students who attend schools with a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students.  The lead agency may be the school, district, CBO, FBO or other organization but must always partner with an eligible school. A timeline is included below.

Please RSVP to attend the Bidders Conference

using the information provided in the timeline below.


For more information please contact Suzanne Birdsall at (603) 520-6263, Suzanne.Birdsall-Stone@doe.nh.gov or Christina MacDonald at (603) 271-7306,



Month, Year


December 2013

Superintendents, Title I Managers, Community and Faith Based Organization Directors notified of Bidders Conference and Competition Timeline


January 3, 2014

RSVP for the Bidders Conference at:



January 7, 2014


Snow Date:

January 9, 2014

Bidders Conference:

NH Department of Education

101 Pleasant Street

Londergan Hall- Room 15

Concord, NH

9:30-11:30  AM - New Applicants (all are welcome)

1:00-2:30 PM Current Grantees Reapplying (all are welcome)


2014 RFP Posted on NH Department of Education Website

January 24, 2014

Submit "Intent to Apply" via:  



March 14, 2014

Application Deadline


March-April 2014

Peer Review of Applications


May 16, 2014

21st CCLC Grant Award Notification


July 1, 2014

Awards Commence



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