NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS GRANT
Code Girls United is pleased to share that the organization intends to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21stCCLC) grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction in February 2023. Code Girls United is applying for program funding through this competitive RFP process to support expansion of our Flathead Valley after school programs for girls in the 4th – 8th grades. Code Girls United intent it to collaborate with seven schools within the district to provide STEM education in Computer Science and Coding along with Business education for girls. Learning outcomes are focused on Computer Science, Math, Writing, and Business.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the 21st CCLC program to provide a broad and consistent source for out-of-school time funding. The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed by President Obama on December 15, 2015 to reauthorize 21st CCLC funding, originally part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The purpose of the 21st CCLC is to create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional services to complement their regular school day academics. For more information, request a grant copy, or to discuss partnership opportunities for out-of-school programming, please email m.smith at codegirlsunited.org.