Nevada Department of EducationNevada Department of Education

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

    June 23, 2021

    CARSONCITY, Nev. – The NevadaDepartment of Education awarded $7,000,441.39 in 21st CenturyCommunity Learning Center (CCLC) funds, Superintendent of Public InstructionJhone Ebert announced today. 

    Funding hasbeen awarded to 13 partners across the State to support out-of-school academicenrichment opportunities, activities designed to complement students’ regularacademic program, and resources or programs that will assist parents insupporting their children’s educational progress.  

    “The NevadaDepartment of Education is thrilled to support districts and organizations increating programming to enhance students’ educational experience,” said SuperintendentEbert. “As we move out of COVID-19 response and into the recovery phase, these criticalresources will be put to work to benefit our students and families by expandingaccess to high-quality educational opportunities.”  

    The 21st Century CommunityLearning Centers (CCLC) programwas established to create and support academic enrichment opportunities duringnon-school hours. Programs and enhancements provide a range of high-qualityservices to support student learning and development, including tutoring andmentoring, community service opportunities, and academic enrichment, such ashands-on science or technology programs. Funds can also be used to engage familiesand can support working parents by providing a safe environment for studentsduring hours and periods when school is not in session.

    Thirteen entitieswere identified as recipients of CCLC funding based on their potential studentreach and alignment to the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) goals andvalues. As defined in the NDE Statewide Plan for the Improvementof Pupils (STIP), theseguiding 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 moreaccessible,” said Dr. Jonathan Moore, Deputy Superintendent for StudentAchievement at NDE. “We are glad to have had so many applications for thefunding, and to see these resources support diverse enrichment opportunitiesthroughout our state.”  

    “Lander County School District is excited to put our 21stCentury Community Learning Center funding to work on behalf of all of ourstudents, pre-kindergartenthrough 12th grade,” said Russell Klein, Superintendent of Lander County. “Thisfunding will support students with learning and enrichment opportunities thatwe have not been able to offer in the past, including after-school learning, summerschool programs, and meeting the intercession needs of our high school studentsworking to finish credits for graduation. Thanks to NDE for the revised grantrequirements that allowed smaller districts, such as LCSD, to qualify so we canuse these funds to help students grow!”  

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

    • AfterschoolAll-Stars - $915,464.83
    • Boardof Regents: Nevada System of Higher Education/University of Nevada, Reno -$120,367.63 
    • Boys& Girls Club of Truckee Meadows - $959,849.20 
    • TheChildren’s Cabinet - $215,000.00  
    • Cityof Las Vegas - $550,000.00 
    • ClarkCounty School District - $1,994,488.39 
    • CorePowered by the Rogers Foundation - $150,000.00  
    • GreaterYouth Sports Association - $70,749.20 
    • LanderCounty School District - $328,252.81  
    • MoapaBand of Paiutes - $215,000.00 
    • MaterAcademy, East Campus - $525,000.00 
    • PinecrestAcademy - $135,000.00 
    • WashoeCounty School District - $821,269.33 

    For moreinformation, 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