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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2017
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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State Education Department Awards $78 Million To Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The State Education Department awarded more than $78 million in grants to school districts, not-for-profits, institutes of higher education, and other community-focused organizations to expand or establish 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC),  Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. The funds will support 122 programs and will be used by the districts and organizations to provide supplemental services and enrichments in schools that serve students in most need of additional supports.

“In many of our communities, schools must be more than just a place for learning. They must serve as community centers that provide families and students with much-needed resources and services they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “The grant money will allow more of our schools, with the help of partner organizations, to establish and grow enrichment activities and services for underserved children. As a result, more of our students and their families will benefit.”

“We know that many of our students need support beyond the hours of the regular school day. We also know that many of them—and their families—need convenient and reliable access to programs and services that go beyond academics,” State Education Commissioner Elia said. “This funding will allow more schools to reach even more of our young people, especially those who would need them the most. That is why it is imperative that the federal government continues to fund this important program in the coming years.”

These centers provide opportunities for academic enrichment, particularly for students attending low-performing schools; offer supplemental services such as youth development programs, after school activities, health and wellness education, and counseling; and help families of students served by the centers become more involved in their children’s education.

New York City public schools and New York City-based not-for-profits were awarded nearly $43 million, with the rest of the Big 5 (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Yonkers) receiving $11 million for their schools and community groups. The remaining $25 million will go to districts and other community organizations in the rest of the State.

The grant is an annual award over a five-year period that begins July 1, 2017, and ends on June 30, 2022, subject to availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Education and satisfactory performance of the grantee in the previous year. Any public or private organization that met the eligibility requirements was able to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center funding, including school districts, BOCES, charter schools, private schools, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, higher education institutions, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and for-profit corporations.

All awardees had to have an established partnership with a district or school that receives funds under Part A of Title I and a demonstrated record of success in designing and implementing before school, after school, summer learning or expanded learning time activities. Additionally, to be eligible for the grant, at least two thirds of the students to be served must attend schools that are eligible for schoolwide programs under Title I, Section 1114 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and their families, or schools with at least 40 percent of students who are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch, and their families.

The following is a list of school districts and organizations receiving awards with the annual award amount.

Grant Awardee

Region

Annual Award

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo (2 programs)

Buffalo

$1,120,000

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services* (3 programs)

Buffalo

$1,200,000

Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.

(5 programs)

Buffalo

$1,071,996

Northwest Buffalo Community Center (2 programs)

Buffalo

$1,176,257

Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., d/b/a:  Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

Buffalo

$1,200,000

Research Foundation for SUNY/Buffalo State College

Buffalo

$234,054

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School

Rochester

$902,261

Rochester Area Community Foundation Initiatives/Quad A for Kids

Rochester

$399,900

Rochester City School District

Rochester

$1,200,000

YMCA of Greater Rochester

Rochester

$127,983

Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

Syracuse

$120,000

Greater Syracuse Young Men's Christian Association

Syracuse

$394,091

Syracuse City School District

Syracuse

$1,200,000

Nepperhan Community Center, Inc.

Yonkers

$1,200,000

Academics In Motion, Inc

NYC

$288,000

After-School All-Stars

NYC

$387,775

ASPIRA of New York Inc. (4 programs)

NYC

$840,000

Associated Beth Rivkah Schools, Inc.

NYC

$352,000

Association to Benefit Children

NYC

$95,998

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens (5 programs)

NYC

$1,550,000

CAMBA, Inc.

NYC

$1,088,000

Central Queens YM&YWHA

NYC

$480,000

Community School District 1, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 5, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 6, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 7, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 10, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 11, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 12, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 13, NYCDOE

NYC

$960,000

Community School District 14, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 15, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 16, NYCDOE

NYC

$880,000

Community School District 18, NYCDOE

NYC

$940,000

Community School District 19, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 2, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 20, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 21, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 22, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 23, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 30, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Community School District 31, NYCDOE

NYC

$1,200,000

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

NYC

$1,163,511

Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (2 programs)

NYC

$640,000

Harlem RBI (3 programs)

NYC

$672,000  

Henry Street Settlement

NYC

$768,000

Hetrick-Martin Institute

NYC

$389,283

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

NYC

$160,000

Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan (The New Jewish Home)

NYC

$322,102

John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School

NYC

$525,002

Kids Creative 404, Inc. (2 programs)

NYC

$1,175,774

New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID)

NYC

$1,200,000

Partnership with Children, Inc. (4 programs)

NYC

$919,983

Police Athletic League, Inc.

NYC

$160,000

PowerPlay NYC, INC. (3 programs)

NYC

$768,409

St. Nicks Alliance Corp

NYC

$880,000

Sunnyside Community Services (3 programs)

NYC

$1,072,000

Sunset Park Health Council (NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers)

NYC

$136,000

The Crenulated Company Ltd. (New Settlement Apartments)

NYC

$383,998

Vision Ed, Inc.

NYC

$1,079,995

Wediko Children's Services

NYC

$1,179,626

Wingspan Arts, Inc.

NYC

$479,864

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns (2 programs)

RoS

$840,223

Carthage Central School District

RoS

$283,000

City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau

RoS

$1,120,000

City of Niagara Falls City School District (2 programs)

RoS

$1,174,847

City of White Plains Youth Bureau

RoS

$779,403

City School District of Albany

RoS

$1,005,796

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County

RoS

$1,120,000

Dunkirk City School District (2 programs)

RoS

$946,920

Elmira City School District

RoS

$832,000

Geneva City School District

RoS

$1,169,822

Hancock Community Education Foundation

RoS

$191,700

Hudson City School District

RoS

$839,997

Ithaca City School District

RoS

$212,529

Jamestown City School District

RoS

$579,500

Liverpool Central School District

RoS

$1,199,051

Lyons Central School District

RoS

$1,200,000

Maryvale UFSD

RoS

$559,508

Morris Central School District

RoS

$603,574

New Square Community Improvement Council,  Inc.

RoS

$226,300

North Rose-Wolcott CSD

RoS

$1,200,000

Roxbury Central School District

RoS

$1,198,740

Schenectady City School District 

RoS

$1,200,000

Sodus Central School District

RoS

$517,725

Solvay Union Free School District

RoS

$1,068,125

The Business Training Institute Inc.

RoS

$988,400

The Center for Youth Services, Inc.

RoS

$675,924

Troy City School District

RoS

$1,000,000

Valley Community Association Inc.

RoS

$360,000

TRIAD Consulting Strategies

For-Profit/ NYC

$399,999

Community Change, Inc.

For-Profit/ NYC

$400,000

Healthy Kids Extended Day Program

For-Profit/ RoS

$400,000

TOTAL

$78,176,945

* Child and Adolescent Treatment Services is in the process of merging with Lake Shore Behavioral Health and will become BestSelf Behavioral Health Inc.

** These amounts represent annual awards for each year of the five-year term of the grant.

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