Tennessee Awards 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

Monday, July 27, 2009 | 09:12 pm

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Education Commissioner Timothy Webb today announced $8.13 million in federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. The grants support programs that seek to raise achievement levels of low-income students and students attending underperforming schools through research-based enrichment programs operated outside of the school day.

“We’ve made a serious commitment to our students by raising our standards through the Tennessee Diploma Project and these grants help support our efforts to see that all students graduate ready for college and the workforce,” Gov. Bredesen said.

Forty-five school systems and community organizations received grants to open community sites across the state. Grantees can help students improve through a variety of ways including remedial education, tutoring and mentoring programs, recreational activities, and technology programs. For more information on the types of approved activities, visit http://tn.gov/education/learningsupport/titleiv/partb/index.shtml.

“These programs are going to be invaluable as we increase our standards this fall with the Tennessee Diploma Project,” Commissioner Webb said. “Partnerships like these sometimes mean the difference for our students meeting their academic goals and going on to college.”

Each grantee will receive funding for the next three years with the opportunity for a two-year extension if the program demonstrates adequate student progress.

Below are the grantees of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers:

Grantee

 County

Amount Recommended

Bedford County Schools

Bedford County

$100,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee

 

$250,000.00

―Knox County

Knox County

 

―Union City

Obion County

 

―Cleveland City

Bradley County

 

―Giles County

Giles County

 

Grantee

 County

Amount Recommended

Bradley County Schools / Big City University

Bradley County

$385,000.00

Cannon County REACH Afterschool Programs

Cannon County

$100,000.00

Carter County Schools - Carter Cares Afterschool Program

Carter County

$250,000.00

Claiborne County Schools - Powell Valley Elementary

Claiborne County

$50,000.00

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools

Clarksville Montgomery County

$250,000.00

Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative

Hancock County

$85,000.00

Cumberland County Schools

Cumberland County

$400,000.00

Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority

Union/Hamblen

$250,000.00

Etowah City School System

McMinn County

$50,000.00

Greeneville City Schools - Hal Henard Elementary

Greene County

$50,000.00

Hamilton County Schools

Hamilton County

$250,000.00

Hawkins County Schools - Keplar Elementary

Hawkins County

$50,000.00

Haywood County Schools

Haywood County

$350,000.00

Humboldt City School System

Gibson County

$50,000.00

Humphreys County Schools 

Humphreys County

$100,000.00

Jefferson County Schools 

Jefferson County

$100,000.00

Knox County Schools

Knox County

$400,000.00

Lauderdale County Schools

Lauderdale County

$65,000.00

Marshall County Schools

Marshall County

$300,000.00

Martin Housing Authority

Weakley County

$50,000.00

Maury County Public Schools

Maury County

$100,000.00

McMinn County Schools - Englewood Elementary

McMinn County

$85,000.00

McNairy County Schools

McNairy County

$400,000.00

Grantee

 County

Amount Recommended

Memphis City Schools

Shelby County

$400,000.00

Memphis Leadership Foundation, Inc.

Shelby County

$120,000.00

Memphis Tomorrow

Shelby County

$50,000.00

Morgan County Schools 

Morgan County

$100,000.00

NAPAS - TEAMS Institute

McKenzie/ Carroll County

$80,000.00

Oak Ridge City Schools - Willow Brook Elementary

Oak Ridge

$85,000.00

Obion County Schools - South Fulton Elementary

Obion County

$70,000.00

Overton County Schools

Overton County

$425,000.00

Pickett County Schools

Pickett County

$50,000.00

Roane County Schools

Roane County

$675,000.00

Sequatchie County Schools 

Sequatchie County

$100,000.00

Sevier County Schools - New Center Elementary

Sevier County

$85,000.00

Smith County Schools

Smith County

$85,000.00

Sumner County Schools

Sumber County

$400,000.00

Trenton Special School District

Gibson County

$50,000.00

Tullahoma City Schools

Coffee County

$250,000.00

University of Tennessee Extension

Robertson County

$85,000.00

Wayne County Schools

Wayne County

$200,000.00

White County Schools

White County

$250,000.00

Youth Visions

Memphis City/ Shelby County

$50,000.00

Total

 

$8,130,000.00

 For more information, contact Rachel Woods at (615) 253-1960 or Rachel.Woods@tn.gov.

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