Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Education announced the availability of federal funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program of No Child Left Behind.
The program is specifically geared toward helping students meet challenging state and local academic standards.
“After school programs can make the difference for students between being successful in school and risking falling behind,” said Governor Bredesen. “We want all our students to be college and career ready. These programs give them the extra push to achieve that goal.”
Approximately $7 million in competitive grants will be awarded to local education agencies (LEA), community-based and faith-based organizations, and other public or private organizations. Applicants other than an LEA must collaborate with the schools of the students to be served. Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $750,000 per year.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.