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About 21CCLC

About the Program Model

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), and parent engagement (offering literacy and educational services to the families of participating students). Technical assistance and support for the 21CCLC programs in Iowa is provided by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance.

By the Numbers (2018)

Data is compiled using federal and state sources

21CCLC Map

21CCLC Map

55% Regular Attendance**

Statewide Staff : Student Ratio*

Statewide Staff : Student Ratio*


average free or reduced price lunch rate


STATE = 41%


are categorized
Limited English Proficient


STATE = 6%


are students
with a disability


STATE = 12%

​​* Indicates number from the previous year of reporting.  

** Based on attendance of 30 days or more over the school year.

*** The Wallace Foundation recommends $1,200 per student. The Iowa 21CCLC average annual cost is only possible through community partnerships.

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