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Community Learning Centers Receive $16.2 Million in Federal Funds


For Immediate Release: November 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education approved today the distribution of $16.2 million in federal funds over a three-year period for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants to eligible districts and organizations for the 2018-19 school year.

The 21st Century grants fund the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty, low-performing schools. Typically, these programs are offered after school.

In the grants awarded, 13 new community learning centers received funding totaling $8.9 million and 17 centers received continued funding at $7.3 million over three years. Applicants went through a rigorous screening and evaluation process, and the Mississippi Department of Education offices of Federal Programs and Grants Management reviewed the final list of providers to ensure accurate funding and program viability.

A list of providers that received 21st Century grants in 2018-19 can be found here.


Media Contact: 

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications

Jean Cook, APR
Communications Specialist