The Cedar Ridge School District is applying for the Nita M. Lowey Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) Grant for the 2022-2025 school years. The district currently had the grant for their afterschool program, but it is expiring in May 2022. This new 3-year grant would enable the district to continue their afterschool program for students in grades K-8. 

“The primary purpose of the grant is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, literacy, math, and science. It 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.”

Any guardian of students in the area are invited to help participate in the grant writing and operation of the grant if awarded. The grant is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. 7171-7176).  

For more information contact Paula Lovell, Cedar Ridge Director of Federal Programs and Student Services, at (870) 201-2577, ext 0210.