School District to Apply for Federal Grant, Offering Many Benefits to Students

School District of Palm Beach County LogoThe School District of Palm Beach County intends to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program (21st CCLC) by August 10, 2018.

The 21st CCLC initiative is a key component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and it provides opportunities during non-school hours for academic and enrichment activities to K-12 students. This includes nutrition and health education, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness, and wellness programs, to name a few.

Since 21st CCLC funds may not be used to purchase snacks or meals, the District’s School Food Service Department will step in to provide 21st CCLC students with the required daily snacks and meals. During the school year, the 21st CCLC afterschool program will operate for three hours per day, and School Food Service will ensure that students enrolled in the program are provided with a daily nutritious snack.

The 21st CCLC summer program will operate for six or more hours per day. As such, School Food Service will provide all enrolled 21st CCLC students with two meals and one snack daily, as required. The following schools will be included in the grant proposal:

• Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary • Pine Grove Elementary
• Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary • Pleasant City Elementary
• Highland Elementary • Rolling Green Elementary
• Indian Pines Elementary • Roosevelt Elementary
• Lake Park Elementary • Seminole Trails Elementary
• Northmore Elementary • West Riviera Elementary


Click here for more information about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.