Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Grant Applications Approved to Expand 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Published on: 8/2/2022

On July 21, 2022, the Georgia State Board of Education approved four grant applications from the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) – Title IV, Part B grants. 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. 21st CCLC not only focuses on our students but also serves the families of participating students through family engagement literacy programs.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) Program represents the only federal funding dedicated to providing young people with quality enrichment and supervision during the hours when school is out, including afterschool, weekends, holidays and over the summer. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (CCLC) grants offer free and expanded academic services to students which also enrich them socially, interpersonally, culturally, developmentally, and occupationally during non-school hours.  In total, SCCPSS will receive approximately $1.645 million for each grant for the five-year cycle of the grant and approximately $16.45 million for the five-year cycle of all 10 grants to support these 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.




Grant PeriodYear of Grant Grant Amount Per Year Total
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Johnson HS, Haven ES & White Bluff ES5 Years4$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Shuman ES, Myers MS & DeRenne MS5 Years4$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Groves HS, Brock ES & West Chatham MS5 Years4$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
The School of Humanities at Low ES & Gadsden ES5 Years4$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
A B Williams ES & Butler ES5 Years4$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Gould ES & Hodge ES5 Years3$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Bloomingdale ES & Garden City ES5 Years1$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Southwest ES & West Chatham ES5 Years1$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Georgetown K-8 & Isle of Hope K-8 5 Years1$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Beach HS, Southwest MS, & Windsor Forest HS 5 Years1$350,000$350,000$350,000$315,000$280,000$1,645,000
Total   3.5 Million 3.5 Million 3.5 Million 3.15 Million 2.8 Million 16.45 Million

​The approved grants are the results of the combined efforts of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Coastal Georgia. In total for the 2022-2023 school year, there will be 10 grants with twenty-four  21st CCLC sites for a grand total of $3.36 million dollars.

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