The Maine DOE has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids to establish or extend 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) in 2014-15.
The federally funded 21st CCLC program is geared toward providing opportunities for those students who attend schools with high rates of poverty. The purpose of the program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. Centers, which can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities, provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including:
- Tutoring and homework assistance
- Physical and mental health/wellness activities
- Science, technology, engineering and math projects
- Visual and performing arts education
- Cultural awareness and diversity curriculum
- Community service opportunities
- Family engagement and support
The request for proposal, which includes information regarding eligibility for new and continuation applicants, is available here. A bidder’s conference to provide information for completing the RFP application and an opportunity for potential bidders to ask questions is scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 10, at the Department of Public Safety, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04333.
For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, please contact the Department’s Federal Grant Coordinator Travis Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org.