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This study will examine state subgrant competitions conducted under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in order to glean “lessons learned” that can inform efforts to improve the state capacity for conducting state competitions for similarly-structured grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. More specifically, the study will examine how states conduct their 21st CCLC competitions; state-level conditions and capacity issues affecting the conduct of such competitions; how states evaluate the quality of local applications and plans; and potential strategies for improvement.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 13, 2012.
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Title of Collection: Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers State Competitions.
OMB Control Number: Pending.
Type of Review: New.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 153.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 153.
Abstract: Evaluation findings will support federal- and state-level staff in developing a deeper understanding of the capacity of states to carry out subgrant competitions, highlight factors that are important to consider in administering a state grant competition, and assist states in developing high-quality grant programs that meet the community needs. Additionally, the results from this review will inform the Department's technical assistance and monitoring activities.
Dated: May 9, 2012.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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