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21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st Century Community Learning Centers

About Us:

21st Century Community Learning Centers is a federally-funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, and their families.  By providing tutoring and other academic enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities that complement their regular academic programs, these centers help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as English language arts and math. In addition, literacy and other educational services are offered to families of students participating in the program.

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance:

New York State’s Approved Every Students Succeed Act Plan

Federal Legislation, Regulations, and Guidanceexternal link

21st CCLC Non-Regulatory Guidanceexternal link(pdf 735 KB)

Updates and New Information:

Inquiries regarding future  Request For Proposals (RFP), future funding opportunities , or to be a reviewer, please send an email 

Technical Assistance Resource Centers

Statewide 21st CCLC Resource Centers Websiteexternal link

The purpose of the 21st CCLC Technical Assistance Resource Centers is to provide ongoing support to all grantees to improve the quality of their programs and, in turn, improve the academic, social and emotional outcomes of students and the literacy of participant’s families.  

New York City Technical Assistance Resource Center (NYC TARC)

The New York City Department of Education serves as the NYC Technical Assistance Resource Center, providing services to all NYC based grantees. 
Contact Information:
Laurie Crutcher, Lead Program Manager

New York City Department of Education

Office of Community Schools

333 7th Avenue, 7th floor

New York, NY 10001

Office: 917-339-1716


Website: NYS 21st Century Community Learning Centersexternal link

Rest of State Technical Assistance Resource Center (RoS TARC)

The Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services serves as the RoS Technical Assistance Resource Center serving grantees outside of New York City in the rest of the state.  
Contact Information:
Felicia Watson, Director

319 Broadway, Route 9W

Port Ewen, NY 12466

Office: 845-255-8989


Website: NYS 21st Century Community Learning Centersexternal link

Program Evaluation

All states are required by the United States Department of Education to have a State Level Evaluator for the 21st CCLC program. The purpose of the evaluator is to assess the extent to which the state-level expected program outcomes have been achieved. The results of state level evaluation will be used to guide the Department’s efforts to: direct and improve its administration of the program; provide assistance to local grantees; and to improve program quality and outcomes for participating students. Measurement Incorporated external link serves as New York’s current State Level Evaluator.

Measurement Incorporated, December 2018

4/2012-3/2017 - Five Year Summative Final Report (pdf 1.34 MB)


The New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation Manual: Effective July 1, 2013

21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation Manual (pdf 989.02 KB)

The Evaluation Manual contains local program evaluation requirements that are consistent throughout the state, while encouraging individualized evaluation processes suited to local programs and their contexts. The requirements support high quality programming, which in turn helps ensure support of positive student academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes.

The requirements for 21st Century evaluation, beginning July 1, 2013, include:

  • Evaluability Process (to review goals, objectives and fidelity to original grant proposal, discuss program timeline, and ensure that the program is ready to be evaluated)
  • Interim evaluation report
  • Evaluator attendance at quarterly advisory meetings
  • Point of service quality reviews (two required site visits per year)
  • Student survey (standardized survey for a sample of programs each year, survey of choice for others)
  • Annual evaluation report

Award Recipients

Current Recipients

Past Recipients

Pre-screened External Organizations

According to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) is required 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 afterschool (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).

Note: NYSED's inclusion of an organization on the eligible provider list is not an endorsement of the organization, nor is it a certification of the quality of activities provided by the organizations, nor is there a requirement that grantees choose a vendor from this list.

Pre-Screened External Organizations List Round 7

For program or fiscal related questions, contact the Office of Student Support Services:

By phone: 518-486-6090

By email:

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Last Updated: December 17, 2018