Iowa 21st Century Community Learning Centers

About Iowa 21CCLC

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered by the states, supporting out-of-school time learning opportunities for students in high-poverty, low-performing areas. The Iowa Department of Education administers 21CCLC funding in Iowa through grant competitions. 21CCLC programs focus on:

Academic Support

Helping students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects

Academic Enrichment

Providing activities that complement learning from the school day

Parent Engagement 

Offering literacy and educational services to the families of participating students

Click here for the most recent State Evaluation Report

Click here for the most recent 21CCLC Infographic

2019 by the 

Numbers

49
Grants

24
Entities

-to-

765
Paid & Unpaid Partnerships

93

Sites

14,648
Students Served School Year and Summer

Of the 14,648 Students:

average free or reduced price lunch rate
State = 43% 

60%

are categorized Limited English Proficient
State = 7% 

11%

are students
with a disability
State = 4% 

16%
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