Iowa 21CCLC

Reviewer and facilitator stipends increased to $250 and $300, respectively! Mileage reimbursement and one night hotel covered if traveling within 100-mile radius of West Des Moines, Iowa.
Reviewer and Facilitator Application
Reviewer and Facilitator Expectations *read before applying*

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered by the states, that supports out-of-school-time learning opportunities for students in high-poverty, low-performing schools. The Iowa Department of Education administers 21CCLC funding in Iowa through annual competitive grant competitions. 21CCLC programs focus on academic achievement (helping students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects), academic enrichment (providing activities that complement learning from the school day), and family engagement (offering literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students).

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is under contract with the Iowa Department of Education to support the federal network of grantees receiving 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds. The Iowa Afterschool Alliance supports a peer learning community so that all grantees learn from one another and are providing the best service to Iowa's children, youth, and families through before school, after school, and summer programming.

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance provides the following services to the Iowa 21CCLC Network:

  • Network Wiki Site ( and Other Resource Sharing
  • Best Practice Site Visits - Annual to Each Grantee
  • Grantee PD Conference - Impact After School Conference in April annually
  • RFA Support and Competitive Grant Review Coordination
  • Monthly PD Webinars and PD Support for Grantees
  • Face-to-Face Grantee Meetings, including an annual mini-conference in September in Davenport, Iowa
  • New Grantee Orientation
  • Grantee Committee Oversight and Coordination - committees include Practice Support, Evaluation, Communications, Conference, and Family Engagement
  • State and Federal Evaluation Support
  • General Program Advocacy Statewide and Nationally

For more information on the Iowa 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, please visit the Iowa Department of Education website.

Vic Jaras, Iowa 21CCLC Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, maintains an additional site for Iowa 21CCLC at

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