21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Update:
Last modified April 30, 2020
The future of the 21st CCLC program has been threatened again. For the fourth year in a row, President Trump’s FY21 budget proposal eliminates all funds towards the program. This leaves over 60,000 New York kids and about 2 million children nationwide at risk of losing their afterschool programs. Thanks to advocates and champions across the country, the US House and Senate, in strong bipartisan support, restored and increased funding for the program by $28 million in the FY20 budget. This year, the fight to save the 21st CCLC program continues.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is the only federal funding stream dedicated to afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities. In federal FY2020, $1.25 billion, (a 2.3 percent increase above the 2019 enacted level) was appropriated for 21st CCLC, with New York receiving $93 million. The funding currently supports 60,000 students and families by providing them with high-quality afterschool, summer, and expanded learning experiences. Click on the 21st CCLC Factsheet to learn more.