Plan ahead for 21CCLC grant applications

Ohio’s strong track record for securing federal 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) funds has netted in the neighborhood of $40 million per year to invest in local programs. If your school, nonprofit or faith-based organization is interested in boosting at-risk students’ math and reading performance through high-quality after school programming, then you should be looking at this program now.

21CCLC grants are highly competitive, however we anticipate more than 100 new grant awards in Ohio this year. That’s about four times the number of awards from last year.

What you need to know:

This program maintains a core focus on literacy and math. Increasingly, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is emphasizing quality, evaluation, college/career readiness and partnerships. It’s not too early to start gathering information about your target students, including data that shows academic performance gaps, at-risk behavior and other relevant disadvantages. Next, use that data to design a program that will result in measurable improvements in reading, math and college/career readiness. Finally, get your partners on board, especially the schools, after school program providers, businesses and service providers that can assist with nonacademic barriers.

Important Dates:

January 11, 18 and 25 – ODE hosts optional bidders’ conferences for new applicants. Participants may choose a morning (10 a.m. – noon) or afternoon (2 – 4 p.m.) on any of the dates. Locations vary by date. Register in STARS.

February 6 – CCIP opens for new and renewal grant applications.

April 28 – Applications DUE at 5 p.m. ET in CCIP.

Additional Resources:

Ohio Department of Education website – learn more about previously funded programs.

Official Ohio 21CCLC website – watch for updates, changes and events related to 21CCLC program implementation and grant competition.

Federal website – learn more about the federal program.

EnvisionEdPlus can help. If your organization is great at delivering programs but not-so-much at putting together grant proposals, no problem. Contact Tricia Moore at or 614-357-4439 to learn how we can support you. We offer a ranges of services from editing or advising to full proposal development. With the increased number of awards available, we expect to be booked by the winter break, so please reach out to us before Thanksgiving if you think you might need our assistance.

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Supporting Families (Level 1) Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it. 0.00 2020/07/17 2022/03/24 6
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 1) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two “office hours” will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course. 0.00 2021/01/09 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 1) The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class. 0.00 2021/01/30 2022/03/24 4
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 2) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
High Quality Literacy Instruction (Level 1 & 2) Core content includes an overview of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote). 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
Supporting Families (Level 2) In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year. 0.00 2021/03/07 2022/03/30 6
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 1) Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learner’s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your student’s learning. This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms. 0.00 2021/03/18 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 2) This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between “active” and “relational” based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking. 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 4
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 2) This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist. The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learner’s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom. Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge). 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 5
Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1) Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D. 0.00 2022/01/14 2022/04/10 5

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