Eight after-school programs funded through grant
A total of eight 21st Century Community Learning Center grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students. Grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. While some of these funds go to schools, the grants must specifically support programs offered outside of school hours. Projects are funded for a period of five years based upon successful implementation and annual reviews. A total of 36 organizations applied for funding this year.
This year’s recipients include:
• Belle Fourche School District
• Boys and Girls Club of Watertown
• Dupree School District
• Huron School District
• McIntosh School District
• Mitchell School District
• Sioux Falls Volunteers of America
• Stanley County School District
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide a range of high-quality services that support student learning and development. Academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, homework help, music, arts, sports and cultural activities are key components of the grants. The learning centers also offer literacy and other educational services to families of participating children.
The program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Click here for more information.