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2018-19 Request for Proposals

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) competitive grant program. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant.  Agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.

The 21st CCLC grants supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.  The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Organizations that intend to submit an application are asked to submit an Intent to Apply form by April 30, 2018 to assist the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) in determining the number of reviewers that will be necessary for the evaluation process. Completed forms should be submitted by email to or faxed to 919.807.3968.  Please note that the submission of this form is not a prerequisite for application of grant funds, nor does it obligate the organization to submit an application. 

The Intent to Apply form, the 2018-19 RFP including Application Guidance, Application Worksheets, and other resources are available below. Thank you for your interest in serving the students and families of North Carolina's schools.

  • Notice of Intent to Apply
    (docx, 267kb)

  • 2018-19 21st CCLC Application Guidance and Planning Worksheet
    (pdf, 916kb | docx, 350kb)

  • Registration Form for Training on New CCIP Users
    FILL OUT IN GOOGLE FORMS - The grant competition will open in CCIP on April 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT.

  • 21st CCLC- Operating Programs by County (Indicator of Underserved Regions)
    (xlsx, 14kb)

  • NC Department of Commerce Data by County
    2018 NC County Tier Designations

  • Technical Assistance Presentations

    • NEW 21st CCLC Scoring Rubric Webinar Power Point Presentation
      (pdf, 1.4mb)

    • NEW!! RFP Rubric Webinar FAQs
      (pdf, 551kb)


Related Documents (Also available in NCCCIP grants management system)