The Nevada Department of Education Awards $7 Million to Advance Academic Enrichment Programs Statewide

June 23, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Education awarded $7,000,441.39 in 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) funds, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert announced today. 

Funding has been awarded to 13 partners across the State to support out-of-school academic enrichment opportunities, activities designed to complement students’ regular academic program, and resources or programs that will assist parents in supporting their children’s educational progress.  

“The Nevada Department of Education is thrilled to support districts and organizations in creating programming to enhance students’ educational experience,” said Superintendent Ebert. “As we move out of COVID-19 response and into the recovery phase, these critical resources will be put to work to benefit our students and families by expanding access to high-quality educational opportunities.”  

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program was established to create and support academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours. Programs and enhancements provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, community service opportunities, and academic enrichment, such as hands-on science or technology programs. Funds can also be used to engage families and can support working parents by providing a safe environment for students during hours and periods when school is not in session.

Thirteen entities were identified as recipients of CCLC funding based on their potential student reach and alignment to the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) goals and values. As defined in the NDE Statewide Plan for the Improvement of Pupils (STIP), these guiding values are equity, access to quality, success, inclusivity, community, and transparency.   

“After listening to feedback from school districts and other partners, we were able to revise certain requirements in order to make this program more accessible,” said Dr. Jonathan Moore, Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement at NDE. “We are glad to have had so many applications for the funding, and to see these resources support diverse enrichment opportunities throughout our state.”  

“Lander County School District is excited to put our 21st Century Community Learning Center funding to work on behalf of all of our students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade,” said Russell Klein, Superintendent of Lander County. “This funding will support students with learning and enrichment opportunities that we have not been able to offer in the past, including after-school learning, summer school programs, and meeting the intercession needs of our high school students working to finish credits for graduation. Thanks to NDE for the revised grant requirements that allowed smaller districts, such as LCSD, to qualify so we can use these funds to help students grow!”  

The $7 million in CCLC funding was awarded to the following organizations:  

  • Afterschool All-Stars - $915,464.83
  • Board of Regents: Nevada System of Higher Education/University of Nevada, Reno - $120,367.63 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows - $959,849.20 
  • The Children’s Cabinet - $215,000.00  
  • City of Las Vegas - $550,000.00 
  • Clark County School District - $1,994,488.39 
  • Core Powered by the Rogers Foundation - $150,000.00  
  • Greater Youth Sports Association - $70,749.20 
  • Lander County School District - $328,252.81  
  • Moapa Band of Paiutes - $215,000.00 
  • Mater Academy, East Campus - $525,000.00 
  • Pinecrest Academy - $135,000.00 
  • Washoe County School District - $821,269.33 

For more information, please visit 21st Century Community Learning Centers 

A previous version of this release included a funding award of $472,894.55 to Afterschool All-Stars, and a total CCLC funding amount of $6,557,871.11. This has been corrected in the information above. 


Allegra Demerjian
Public Information Officer