Maine DOE seeks readers for 21st CCLC grant competition

The Maine DOE is seeking qualified grant readers for its upcoming 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant application review process.

Preferred reviewers will possess knowledge of and experience with:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers or other afterschool programming and/or community based programming that serves school aged students;
  • Managing programs that operate in collaboration with schools, school districts and school administration;
  • School-community partnerships in which programs collaborate with community-based and/or faith-based organizations; and
  • Previous grant writing, reading and evaluation experience.

Selected readers will be required to complete the following tasks during the following dates:

Task Date(s):
Participate in an online training webinar May 8
Review/read grant applications through a web-based system and take individual notes on each application (notes MUST be turned into the Department) May 11 – 22
Participate in on-site consensus scoring sessions which will be located at the Maine Department of Education in Augusta, ME May 26 – 27

Readers who complete the required tasks will be reimbursed for all travel costs as well as provided a $75 honorarium per application assigned, up to a maximum of 12 applications.

Those who are interested in participating should complete and submit the attached application as well as a current resume to Travis Doughty at by Monday, May 4. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the needed positions are filled.

The 21st CCLC program 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.

For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, please contact the Maine DOE’s Federal Grant Coordinator Travis Doughty at or 624-6709.

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