The Maine DOE is seeking qualified peer reviewers to read, assess and score competitive grant proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program. This federally-funded grant program provides opportunities for schools and communities to develop “community learning centers” that serve children and youth during out-of-school time. Maine currently has 37 grant recipients operating 64 individual centers in communities across the state. The Department anticipates receiving applications for new, expansion, and continuation awards as a result of this competition.
Preferred candidates will possess knowledge of and experience with:
- The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and/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 administrations;
- School-community partnerships in which programs collaborate with community-based and/or faith-based organizations; and
- Previous grant writing, reading, and evaluation experience.
Selected peer reviewers will work individually to read and create detailed notes/comments on approximately 10-15 applications on the basis of the criteria established in the Request for Proposal (RFP). These notes/comments will be turned into the Department prior to participating in on-site consensus scoring sessions. Reviewers must be able to participate in an online training webinar and review grant applications through a web-based system. It is anticipated that reviewers will have a two (2) week window in which to complete their individual review process. Selected peer reviewers must complete the following tasks during the following date(s):
|Participate in an online training webinar||April 14, 2016|
|Review/read grant applications through a web-based system and take individual notes on each application (notes MUST be turned into the Department)||April 18, 2016 – May 2, 2016|
|Participate in on-site consensus scoring sessions which will be located at the Maine DOE offices in Augusta.||May 3 – 4, 2016|
Compensation for Services: Reviewers who complete the required tasks will be reimbursed for travel costs to and from the consensus scoring sessions as well as provided a $75 honorarium per application assigned, up to a maximum of 15 applications.
How to Apply: Applications are available by contacting Travis Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications and resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the needed positions are filled.
Deadline: All interested parties must submit a completed application and current resume by March 17, 2016.
For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, contact Federal Grant Coordinator, Travis Doughty at email@example.com or 624-6709.