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21st CCLC ACHIEVE New Grant Announcement

Below is the letter we received from the Arizona Department of Education regarding our 21st Century Community Learning Center - ACHIEVE grants.

It is important to note that several sites have been awarded previously and are continuing in the grant program. Nash Elementary School, Keeling Elementary School and Mesa Verde Elementary School are in year four of the grant. Each of those schools will receive $90,000 this year and next year.


Dear Amphitheater Unified District, 

The Arizona Department of Education received many more qualified applications this year than it was able to fund.  Many of these competitive applications were of sound quality; however, our funding allocation allows us to award only the very top scoring applicants.     

We are pleased to inform you that your New Application for 21st Century Community Learning Center funding has been approved for the following sites:

  1. Amphitheater Middle School
  2. Frances Owen Holaway Elementary School
  3. L M Prince Elementary School
  4. Lulu Walker Elementary School
  5. La Cima Middle School



Amount Awarded

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Total Amount of Federal Award



Continued funding throughout the five years of the grant is pending maintenance of Substantial Compliance, demonstrated by satisfactory performance as evaluated by the program office in the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and compliance with all grant requirements. Grant recipients will be required to complete continuing applications and mandated grant reporting including completion reports. In addition, principals, program coordinators and district 21st CCLC directors are expected to attend the Arizona 21st CCLC Leadership Conference each year.  

The purpose of this important program is to create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, to meet State and local student standards in core academic subjects. This funding also supports a broad array of enrichment activities that complement the regular school day and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students.

The ACHIEVE before and after school program is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education.  For more information visit: