Eight Idaho school districts and five community organizations are getting grants to provide youth academic and enrichment opportunities. The grants range from $75,000 to $170,000 and are coming from the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program.
“Idaho’s 21st Century Community Learning Center programs support Idaho families and help achieve schools’ goals by providing fun, educational activities after school and during the summer,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said. “These programs help reduce achievement gaps by supporting students academically, socially and emotionally. They also help ease families’ child care costs.”
The five-year grants total $1.5 million through Title IV, Part B funding for out-of-school and summer learning programs. The districts and community organizations were selected from 31 eligible applications.
The State Department of Education is awarding the grants to:
· Marsing School District $139,914
· Boys & Girls Club, Nampa $90,000
· Salmon School District $100,000
· Lake Pend Oreille School District $75,634
· Treasure Valley YMCA $170,000
· Mountain Home School District $120,000
· Boise School District $112,803
· Boys & Girls Club, Magic Valley $95,000
· The Kids Klub, Inc., Grangeville $85,000
· Pocatello School District $157,000
· Cassia School District $155,000
· Emmett School District $91,362
· Community Youth in Action, Idaho Falls $95,000
The Idaho State Department of Education expects to host multiple Request for Applications workshops for next year's grant competition in November 2020. The dates, times and locations will be available on the Idaho Department of Education events page in September.