As authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title IV, Part B, the Office of Next Generation Learners has posted a Request for Applications (RFA) for local school districts, community and faith-based organizations, as well as other qualifying private and governmental organizations to design and implement effective out-of-school programs that improve student achievement and social development.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects; to provide students with homework assistance; to offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs and promote youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students.

Eligible applicants are local education agencies, community-based organizations (CBO), including faith-based organizations (FBO), institutions of higher education, county and city government agencies, for-profit corporations, and other public and private entities.

In support of this program, an RFA and a Call for Reviewers has posted to the KDE website.  The questions deadline is November 25, 2013.  The RFA submission deadline is December 4, 2013.