21st Century Community Learning Centers

Beyond the school day support to help Ohio students succeed

21st CCLC – FY20 Bidders Conference Reminder

Greetings Potential Applicants of the 21st CCLC Competitive Grant:

The 21st CCLC FY20 Bidders Conference are fast approaching!  If you plan to attend, please review the below information and register in the STARS application (via your OH|ID account) for the session(s) you plan to attend below.  If you do not have an OH|ID account, please complete registration for a new account HERE.

Bidders Conference FY20

Ahead of this year’s Bidders Conference, please go to the CONTACT US page, to connect with a 21st CCLC Regional Consultant with questions!




Nominate a Volunteer for the 2020 ServeOhio Awards!

ServeOhio Awards

ServeOhio honors outstanding people, groups, and initiatives who make great contributions to their local communities and the state through service and volunteerism. The ServeOhio Awards recognize volunteers, service groups, corporate groups, and volunteer initiatives in each of the 5 regions of the state.

The Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the 5 regions of the state.

  • Northwest
  • Northeast
  • Central
  • Southwest
  • Southeast

For a breakdown of counties associated with each region, click HERE.

Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, volunteer initiative, or national day of service project.  Nominations for national service programs (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps) will not be considered.  Nominations will be grouped and reviewed based on the geographic region of the state where the volunteer served.  One award will be given in each region of the state.  Self-nominations will be accepted and nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations.

A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the recipient’s service.  The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 19 – 25, 2020, at the organization which benefited from the recipient’s service. Recipients must be present to accept their award. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2020.

To view a list of the 2019 ServeOhio Award recipients, click here.

Nomination Process

ServeOhio staff and commissioners will review nominations. Reviewers will evaluate nominations based on the nominee’s accomplishments and measurable community impact. Nominators will be notified by March 2, 2020.

Please refer questions regarding the ServeOhio Awards to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, rebeccah.verhoff-kiss@serveohio.gov.

Please click HERE for the official NOMINATION FORM

ServeOhio reserves the right to not grant awards in all regions if an insufficient number of entries are received and/or the applicants do not meet the established standards of the review committee.

REMINDER: Compliance System Evidence Deadline Approaching (12/17/19)

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees:

This is a friendly reminder that all required evidence must be uploaded into the ODE Compliance System no later than Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for the following:

  • Those that will undergo either a 1st Year Implementation desk review (YEAR ONE GRANTS ONLY)
  • Those that have a Compliance and Performance Assessment (CAPA) monitoring desk review & on-site visit (YEAR TWO & YEAR FOUR GRANTS ONLY)

You have less than a week to meet this deadline – therefore, this is your final reminder.

Please share this information with your organization’s 21st Century Program Manager, and/or all appropriate 21st Century program staff responsible for uploading the evidence into the system.

As you complete this requirement, please refer to the 21st CCLC Compliance Monitoring Resources page on the blog, as needed: https://21stcenturylearningcenters.wordpress.com/program-monitoring/.

If you have additional questions, please contact your regional 21st Century consultant directly. Contact information can be found at https://21stcenturylearningcenters.wordpress.com/contact-us/.

In Service,

Your ODE 21st CCLC Team





21st CCLC Program Shares – December 2019

Kudos to Communities in Schools and Gallia-Vinton ESC for the work they are doing for their youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program, and the impact it is leaving on the communities served!

Please read below for more information for each grantee’s current work/accomplishments through December 2019:

Communities in Schools (Central Region) – Program Partnership Highlight

CIS Book Drive

Communities in Schools (CIS) collaborates with GEMS (Graham Elementary & Middle School) for its K-5 afterschool program. Through this collaboration, CIS was able to coordinate a partnership with Professor Deb Morbit & her Education Teaching & Learning 2189 class.  For their Equity & Diversity class, they created an action-based project of fundraising & purchasing Multicultural books for the students at GEMS.

The students of ED 2189 are paired with struggling readers enrolled in after school as Reading Buddies & also provide enriching supports throughout the program.

CIS greatly appreciates this considerate & kind donation!

Gallia-Vinton ESC (Southeast Region) – Monthly Newsletter 

*Click on the image for the full newsletter*

Gallia-Vinton ESC - December 2019 Newsletter


If you have program highlights that you would like to share, please email Charmaine Davis-Bey with a brief description and any attachments/links at charmaine.davis@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of every month: