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Wolf Administration Announces $22 Million in Community Learning Centers Grants


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants are used to provide opportunities to low-income areas struggling to aid students in their academic achievements.

“Twenty-first Century Learning Center grants provide critical investments for communities to expand educational opportunities for students and families,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “This year’s recipients were selected with an emphasis on improving educational equity and expanding the geographic reach of Pennsylvania’s programs. As a result, more students across the state will have access to wellness, literacy, and career and technical education programs, among others.”

PDE established the following state priorities for 21st CCLC funding for 2019-2024:

  • STEM/STEAM education;
  • Workforce, career readiness, and college readiness;
  • Planning for transitional vocational/technical services;
  • High school credit recovery; 
  • Underserved geographic locations; and
  • Schools designated for CSI and/or ATSI designated schools

In response to the 2019-24 request for applications, PDE received 99 grant applications requesting more than $30 million dollars. There were eight review teams organized by the 21st CCLC geographic regions which took into consideration the state priorities when evaluating the applications.

The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The federal funds are intended to provide students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools with additional services to meet state and local standards. Grants may be used to establish and expand community learning centers, provide academic enrichment, youth development services, and literacy programs.

As part of Governor Wolf’s initiative, the 21st CCLC improves access to high-quality education and is a hallmark of the Schools That Teach initiative.

The grantees that will receive funding as part of the 2019-2024 cohort are listed below.

County GranteeAmountSchool Districts
AdamsCenter for Youth and Development$600,000 Bermudian Springs SD, Conewago Valley SD, Upper Adams SD, Fairfield ASD
AlleghenyBoys & Girls Club of Western PA$60,160 McKeesport ASD
AlleghenyCenter That Cares$180,000 Pittsburgh SD
AlleghenyHigher Achievement Inc.$220,500 Pittsburgh SD
AlleghenyMcKeesport Area School District$105,000 McKeesport ASD
AlleghenyPropel Charter School$400,000 Propel CS
AlleghenyProvident Charter School$400,000 Provident CS
BedfordEverett Area School District$506,000 Everett ASD
BerksPottstown School District$400,000 Pottstown SD
BradfordNortheast Bradford School District$331,038 Northeast Bradford SD
BradfordSayre Area School District$600,000 Sayre ASD
BradfordYMCA Twin Tiers$138,000 Bradford ASD
BucksBensalem Township School District$400,000 Bensalem Township SD
BucksBensalem Township School District$400,000 Bensalem Township SD
BucksBristol Borough School District$165,000 Bristol Borough SD
BucksYMCA Bucks County$91,200 Bristol Township ASD
CambriaGreater Johnstown School District$400,000 Greater Johnstown SD
CambriaRespective Solutions$600,000 Central Cambria SD, Cambria Heights SD, Glendale SD, Portage ASD
Carbon/SchuylkillLehigh Carbon Community College$210,000 Panther Valley ASD, Shenandoah Valley SD, Palmerton SD
ChesterChester Community Charter School$300,000 Chester Community CS
ChesterChester County Intermediate Unit$150,000 Kennett Consolidated SD
ChesterChester County Intermediate Unit$400,000 Kennett Consolidated SD
ChesterChester County Intermediate Unit$400,000 Coatesville ASD
CrawfordMeadville MLK Jr. Scholarship Fund$98,780 Crawford Central SD
CrawfordTitusville YMCA$161,000 Titusville Area SD
DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Capitol City Region$399,000 Steelton-Highspire SD
DelawareChester Upland School District$400,000 Chester Upland SD
DelawareSoutheast Delco School District$399,180 Southeast Delco SD
ErieMercyhurst University$400,000 Erie City SD
ErieMercyhurst University$600,000 Northwestern SD
ErieUnion City Area School District$268,314 Union City ASD
Fayette/WestmorelandPrivate Industry Council$367,500 Connellsville ASD, Southmoreland SD
LackawannaNortheastern Intermediate Unit$399,099 Scranton SD
LancasterLa Academia Partnership Charter School$78,000 La Academia Partnership CS
LebanonLebanon School District$400,000 Lebanon SD
LehighAllentown City School District$400,000 Allentown City SD
LehighAllentown City School District$400,000 Allentown City SD
LehighAllentown City School District$400,000 Allentown City SD
LehighCasa Guadalupe$149,997 Allentown City SD
LuzerneWilkes University$400,000 Wilkes-Barre ASD, Greater Nanticoke ASD, Hanover ASD, Pittston ASD, Wyoming ASD
Lycoming/ClintonJersey Shore Area School District$276,972 Jersey Shore ASD
McKeanYMCA Twin Tiers Olean$276,000 Smethport ASD
MercerUnited Way of Mercer County$375,000 Hermitage ASD, Sharpsville ASD, Sharon City ASD, Farrell ASD
NorthumberlandShikellamy School District$337,500 Shikellamy SD
Northumberland/UnionCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit$600,000 Milton ASD, Mount Carmel ASD, Shamokin ASD
Northumberland/UnionCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit$276,000 Milton ASD, Shamokin ASD
PhiladelphiaBoys & Girls Club of Philadelphia$337,500 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaChurch of St. Andrew and St Monica$239,940 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaCommunity Council for MR Needs$135,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaConcilio$187,500 Deep Roots CS
PhiladelphiaCongresso de Latinos Unidos Inc.  $255,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaCora Services Inc.$354,552 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaEducation Plus Health$240,000 People for People CS
PhiladelphiaEducation Works$376,500 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaEpiscopal Community Services$97,500 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaFoundations Inc. $400,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaIndependence Charter School$75,000 Independence CS
PhiladelphiaLULAC National Ed. Service Center$150,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaMaritime Academy Charter School$134,924 Maritime Academy CS
PhiladelphiaNetter Center for Community - University of Pennsylvania$150,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaOxford Circle Christian Community Development Association$52,500 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Arts in Education Partnership$355,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaPublic Health Management Corp.$400,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaRichard Allen Preparatory Charter School$298,991 Richard Allen Preparatory School CS
PhiladelphiaSteppingstone Scholars Inc.
$182,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaSunrise of Philadelphia$90,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaTo Our Children's Future w/Health$60,000 Philadelphia SD
PhiladelphiaUnited Communities Southeast Philadelphia$225,000 Philadelphia SD
Pike/WayneWayne Pike Workforce Alliance$471,500 Wallenpaupack ASD, Wayne Highlands SD, Western Wayne SD
Schuylkill Schuylkill Intermediate Unit$230,000 Mahanoy ASD, Minersville ASD, Pine Grove ASD, Pottsville ASD, Williams Valley SD
SomersetSomerset Area School District$172,500 Somerset ASD
WarrenWarren County School District$241,500 Warren County SD
YorkYork City School District$400,000 York City SD
YorkYork City School District$400,000 York City SD


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