handbook Keeping the Lights On When Your 21CCLC Grant Ends

21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) Grants are important funding sources but not guaranteed to be renewed.  Access the handbook to learn steps to sustainability and best practices from other self-sustained programs.

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This handbook covers...


          • Self-Evaluation

            Receive a rubric to evaluate your program's current sustainability.

          • Overview of Steps to Sustainability

            Learn what sustainable programs are doing to develop their programs.

          • Learn from Others

            Review a case study about a program who found sustainability success.

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What is AfterSchool21?

AfterSchool21 is a web-based software that increases the effectiveness of your after-school program and 21APR data collection. We offer 21CCLC data management and 21APR preparation software and service built on 20 years of supporting thousands of after school programs and 13 State Departments of Education. Schedule a demonstration with our team to see how we can help your program.


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[TransACT] AfterSchool Programs has strengthened education and communities in Georgia, through the 21st CCLC program... As a state, we have seen significant gains in the number of students served because we are targeting those programs that have the greatest opportunity for improvement.

– Mike Thaler, Former Georgia Department of Education 21st CCLC Grant Manager

The Wausau School District has been using [Afterschool21] for Out-of-School attendance and record keeping since 2007. This has been a tremendous resource for 21st Century grant reporting. We run our programs under multiple funding sources and the ability to track attendance and create reports tied to the appropriate funding is valuable. I appreciate the ability to monitor at a District level and prepare reports as needed for principals and other stakeholders... Thank you, AfterSchool Programs team, for 'having our back.'

– Nancy Cedar, Out of School Learning Coordinator - Wausau School District - Wausau, WI