Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Awarded $8.2 Million to Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Published on: 7/22/2019

 

On July 18, 2019, the State Board of Education approved five applications for new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) – Title IV, Part B grants for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. The 21st CCLC program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

 

The 21st CCLC program, which is federally funded with grants administered by the states, helps students meet state and local standards in core subjects such as reading, math, social studies and science. In addition, the program offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs. Funding provides family literacy classes along with other educational services to families of participating children.

 

SCCPSS will receive over $8.2 million over the next five years to support these new programs. The chart below is a breakdown of the schools by grant, the grant period, the amount of the grant per year and the total for each grant.

 

 

Schools

Grant Period

Grant Amount Per Year

Total

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Johnson HS, Hubert MS & White Bluff ES

5 years

$350,000

$350,000

$350,000

$315,000

$280,000

$1,645,000

Savannah HS, Myers MS & DeRenne MS

5 years

$350,000

$350,000

$350,000

$315,000

$280,000

$1,645,000

Groves HS, Mercer MS & West Chatham MS

5 years

$350,000

$350,000

$350,000

$315,000

$280,000

$1,645,000

The School of Humanities at Low ES & Gadsden ES

5 years

$350,000

$350,000

$350,000

$315,000

$280,000

$1,645,000

A B Williams ES & Butler ES

5 years

$350,000

$350,000

$350,000

$315,000

$280,000

$1,645,000

Total

 

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

1,575,000

1,400,000

$8,225,000

*Please note – GaDOE reduces the 21st CCLC grant amount in year 4 by 10% and in year 5 by 20%.

 

 

In addition to these five new grants, there is one existing grant ending September 30, 2020:

 

Schools

Grant Period

Year of Grant

Amount

Hodge ES and Gould ES

5

5

$350,000

 

The approved grants are the results of the combined efforts of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. In total for the 2019-2020 school year, there will be six grants with fifteen 21st CCLC sites for a grant total of $2.1 million dollars.



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