Quincy Public School District was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the Illinois State Board of Education. Quincy will receive $269,655 for the first year.
The Illinois State Board of Education received 142 proposals for the competitive grant application process. Eighty-seven 21st CCLC grants were funded throughout the state. The schools and other after-school entities were awarded based on criteria including the need for the project, adequacy of resources, plan for sustainability and cost effectiveness.
Quincy Public School District plans to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) at two sites, Quincy High School and Quincy Junior High School.
Upon receiving notification from Illinois State Board of Education today, QPS Superintendent Cobb commented, “This is wonderful news for QPS. This grant will provide Quincy High School and Quincy Junior High School students and families with excellent opportunities for after-school enrichment programs.”
The 21st CCLC program goals are aligned with the district’s vision to create a culture of excellence in education to prepare students for college and careers. The overarching goals of the two programs are increased student achievement for college and career readiness, improved engagement and attendance at school, improved social and behavioral skills of students, and improved physical and emotional health of students and families.