Intent to Apply

  • NOTICE OF: Intent to Apply – Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers -- Grant Funding for 2020-2021

    The Osceola County School District hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program through the Florida Department of Education to support out of school time (OST) programming at the following schools:

    1. Central Avenue Elementary School- 500 West Columbia Kissimmee, FL 34741
    2. KOA Elementary School- 5000 Koa Street Kissimmee, FL 34758
    3. Pleasant Hill Elementary School- 1253 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Additionally, the District hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program through the Florida Department of Education to support an expanded learning program that will offer during school hours: expanded learning opportunities, health and support services and/or families and communities as assets at the following schools.

    1. Central Avenue Elementary School- 500 West Columbia Kissimmee, FL 34741

    2. Pleasant Hill Elementary School- 1253 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee, FL 34741

    3. Thacker Avenue Elementary School- 301 Thacker Avenue Kissimmee, FL 34744

     The Osceola County School District will submit the applications to the Florida Department of Education when the 2020-2021 Request for Proposal (RFP) is released in the Spring of 2020. If granted, funds will be used to support additional learning time for students at the host sites listed above.

    The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand community learning centers to:

    • provide opportunities during non-school hours and during school hours for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, improve academic achievement, to meet the challenging State academic standards and physical and mental health needs to nurture positive youth development and engage students in learning.
    • offer students an assortment of additional services, programs and activities during non-school hours and school hours, by improving student performance and classroom behavior through academic enrichment, recreation, arts, character development, tutoring and homework support. that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
    • offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

    More information about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program may be obtained by visiting the Florida Department of Education’s website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/21st-century-community-learning-center/

    Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal may be directed to Egle Rodriguez, Grants Manager for 21st CCLC at the Osceola County School District at (407) 870-4912 or email at egle.rodriguez@osceolaschools.net

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