Federal & State Programs

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs administers federal programs and funding to over 570 local education agencies, non-public, and charter schools in the amount of $700 million.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education receives numerous inquiries regarding federal programs. Click the LOGO for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to learn about the most frequently asked about programs

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects.