21st CCLC Cohort 20 Request for Proposal Announcement
Delaware Department of Education
Bid # 2022-04
The Delaware Department of Education is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to select subgrantees to administer 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs under the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 21st CCLC programs are designed to provide students with academic enrichment activities in order to help them become more successful in school. Programs may be developed at all grade levels to support elementary, middle and high school students. Funding for the learning centers will be awarded through a competitive process. Applications for these funds will be made available November 15, 2021. Applicants will propose a program and budget based on the activities that are needed for the students. The initial grants will be at least $50,000 annually for three to five years. The deadline for the application is Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2 PM.
There will be a voluntary virtual pre-bid meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021, at 1:30 PM.
It is highly recommended that applicants attend the pre-bid meeting. The weblink to join is below.
The proposed schedule of events subject to the RFP is outlined below:
Public Notice Date: November 15, 2021
Voluntary Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting: Date: December 13, 2021, 1:30PM (Local Time)
Deadline for Questions Date: March 23, 2022
Response to Questions posted by: Date: March 30, 2022
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals Date: April 13, 2022 at 2 PM (Local Time)
Estimated Notification of Award Date: July 2022
All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made in writing to:
DE Department of Education, Finance Office
401 Federal Street, Ste. 2
Dover, DE 19901
Cohort 20 Materials:
- Delaware Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) RFP
- Appendix B - 21st CCLC Subgrant Application Cohort 20 (Work fillable document)
- Appendix C - 21st CCLC List of DE Public Schools
- Budget Form
The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with enrichment opportunities during those times school is not in session. 21st CCLC centers can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible community facilities. 21st CCLC must provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development. These services may include tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment, music, arts, sports, cultural activities, and community service opportunities. At the same time 21st CCLC centers must serve the families of participating students through family literacy programs.