USDOE Webinar Opportunity

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program

Technical Assistance Webinar


Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partners and Community-Based Entities:

Applying for U.S Department of Education (ED) Grants

 Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1:30-3:00 PM (E.D.T.)

 Purpose of Webinar:

This technical assistance session will focus on sharing strategies for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNPs) and

Community-Based entities in applying for ED grants.  By bringing together community organizations with school districts, 21st CCLC centers can take

advantage of multiple resources and strengthen collaborations throughout the community.

Who Should Attend:

21st CCLC State Coordinators

SEA 21st CCLC program staff

Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)

Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNPs)

Other CBO and FBNP personnel

Click here to register – – 21st CCLC FBO Webinar

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required to participate in this event. 

 How to register using Adobe:

Adobe is the online platform being used to manage the registration for the webinar.  When you click the link above, you will be taken to the event information page.  Once on the page, please follow the instructions below:

1)      Click the “Register Now” button

2)      Complete all of the required fields on the registration form then click the “submit” button.  Be sure to include the correct email address as it will be used to send the confirmation as well as a registration identifier when you log into the webinar on Wednesday, October 5.

3)      You will receive an email registration confirmation addressed from “21st CCLC TA”.  The subject line will read “Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partners and Community-Based Entities: Applying for U.S Department of Education (ED) Grants Confirmation”.  Your email registration confirmation will include the Adobe access instructions for the Webinar.

4)      If you have any other problem with registration, please contact Anita Allen at or 301-429-5982 ext. 113.

 Test your connection:

Get a quick overview:

Orientation Reminder

On September 21 and 22, the Ohio Department of Education will be hosting a mandatory New and Continuing Grantee Orientation at Nationwide Conference Center.

The first day (September 21) is designed for NEW (FY17) grantees.  First day participants are required to attend both days.  Please adhere to the following:

  • Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Required attendees:  new to 21st Century grantees, a continuing grantee with a new grant awarded in for FY17
  • Lunch is on your own

The second day (September 22) is designed for all grantees.  Please adhere to the following:

  •  Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • FY15 (3rd year) and FY16 (2nd year) grantees will be in an afternoon session with AIR.  Therefore, these cohorts must plan to bring another representative to capture information shared in another session.  There will be no exceptions.
  • Lunch is on your own

Note:  All grantees are required to have a representative from your program stay for the entire session.

Registration closes in STARS on September 19th. Please make sure you register prior this date.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.


FY17 USDA Farm To School Grant

FY 2017 USDA Farm to School Grant RFA has been released.  Find the RFA here.

In this funding cycle USDA anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools. Grant funds will be made available on a competitive basis, subject to availability of federal funds.

Applicants may apply for a Planning grant, Implementation grant, Support Service grant or Training grant. Eligibility varies by grant category; more at

Planning grant awards will range from $20,000 – $45,000

  • Implementation grants and support service grant awards will from $65,000 – $100,000
  • Funding for training grants is expected to range from $15,000-$50,000, and will be funded at the following levels:  state focused project awards will range from $15,000 to $25,000; and regionally / nationally focused project awards will range from $25,000 to $50,000.

For all four types of grants, the federal share of a project cannot exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the project. Therefore, the applicant must provide at least 25 percent of the costs of the total project. The total project cost is the federal grant request amount plus the applicant match.

Important dates:

  • September 29, 2016: USDA will host a RFA informational webinar at 1:00 PM Eastern. Click here to register.
  • December 8, 2016: FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program applications are due in
  • May 2017: Announcement of grant awards.

More information is available at