21st CCLC – FY19 Request for Applications Now Available!

For those interested, here is the link to the FY2019 Request for Applications (RFA), that was posted to the Ohio Department of Education’s website:

Fiscal Year 2019 – Request for Applications


OAN’s Statewide Conference for After-school and Summer Learning Professionals

Best Foot Forward 2018: OAN’s Statewide Conference for Afterschool and Summer Learning Professionals

Join the Ohio Afterschool Network and 300 Afterschool and Summer Learning professionals from around the state for this first ever one day conference designed by and for YOU!

Conference highlights will include…

  • a full day of professional development, networking and resources designed to further advance your Out-of-School-Time career
  • an amazing keynote speaker, Javier Sanchez, who will deliver a message of inspiration and motivation
  • three 75 minute professional development sessions featuring presenters who are some of Ohio’s most respected authorities on Afterschool and Summer Learning
  • continental breakfast and a delicious hot lunch prepared on site by the OCLC caterers
  • free parking
  • a free pre-event networking reception featuring keynote speaker, Javier Sanchez (pre-registration is required)
  • a panel of experts from around Ohio, ready to answer your toughest Afterschool and Summer Learning questions
  • discount hotel pricing for overnight accommodations
  • vendor giveaways, prizes, games, fun and more!

ODE & ODJFS PROGRAMS… Great news! OAN is currently working with presenters to achieve Ohio Approval for all conference sessions. Follow OAN on social media or check back to the website often to see updates.

**Spaces are limited to the first 300 registered participants. We expect to sell out, so register today!**

For more information on registering, payments or membership, contact Nichelle Harris at Director@OhioAfterschoolNetwork.org .

For more information on content, presenters or conference activities, contact Patrice Bey at PBey@EventsToEnvy.com.



Summer Institute, 2018

Dear Grantees:

The U.S. Department of Education will NOT convene the Summer Institute in 2018. However, Dr. Sylvia Lyles of the Department of Education will lead a full-day pre-conference and professional development workshops throughout the Beyond School Hours National Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.  The pre-conference will take place on February 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This one-day session is open to 21st CCLC SEA Directors, Center Directors, Program Directors, and Grantees only.

There is no additional fee for the pre-conference; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

  • First register for the Beyond School Hours Conference at www.beyondschoolhours.org
  • In the Agenda section of your registration, be sure to check the Pre-Conference Session convened by Dr. Lyles.


  • Deadline for registering for the Beyond School Hours Conference by Purchase Order is December 31.
  • Deadline for booking rooms at the Caribe Royale is January 27 (or sooner if block sells out). Rate includes required hotel resort fee only when booked through the conference website.




Shannon D. Teague, Assistant Director

Office of Improvement and Innovation

Ohio Department of Education

25 S. Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office:  614-466-2517

Cell:  614-420-6849

Martin Luther King Day of Service Funding Available

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 15, 2018

Project Grants Available!

ServeOhio, along with its corporate Stewards of Service, Honda of America and AEP Ohio, announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2018. Grant awards will range between $500 to $1,000.

How can the funding be used?

The Project Grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through community volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for:

·         Supplies/materials

·         Volunteer Support

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Ready to apply?

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio Website. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  We look forward to receiving your application!

Do you need volunteers for your project?

Recruit volunteers, share information about your MLK Day project, and browse other volunteer opportunities at MLKday.gov.


Updated 21st CCLC Timeline and Final FY18 ODE Compliance System Training Reminder  


Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees!  Please find the most updated FY18 timeline, for your reference:

FY18 21st CCLC Timeline

Also, for those who still need assistance with navigating the ODE Compliance System, this is a friendly reminder that our last ODE Compliance System Training for FY18 is being offered in Columbus.  It will take place Wednesday, November 8th at the State Library of Ohio.  Please see below for more information and don’t forget to register in STARS!


Compliance Training Region Location Registration Who/Times
November 8, 2017   Central  

State Library of Ohio

274 East First Avenue

Columbus, Ohio  43201

Register in STARS Optional

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:30 pm -3:30 pm