(105 ILCS 5/2-3.61a)
21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program.
(a) The State Board of Education shall be the designated agency responsible
administration of programs under Part I of Subchapter X of Chapter 70 of the
and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
(b) The State Board of Education shall establish and implement a 21st
Community Learning Center Grant Program, in accordance with federal guidelines,
grants to support academically focused after-school programs for students who
high-poverty, low-performing schools. These grants shall be used to help those
attend high-poverty, low-performing schools meet State and local performance
standards in core
academic subjects and to offer families of participating students opportunities
literacy and related educational development.
The State Board of Education shall award grants to applicants
that are of sufficient size and scope to support
after-school programs, to ensure reasonable success of achieving the goals
identified in the grant
application, and to offer those activities that are necessary to achieve these
(c) Using State funds, subject to appropriation, and any federal funds
the State Board of Education may establish any other grant programs that are
establish high-quality, academically based, after-school programs that include
(d) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary to implement
(Source: P.A. 93-374, eff. 7-24-03.)