The purpose of this grant is to is to encourage the establishment or expansion of partnerships between supplemental educational services (SES) programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) projects in order to increase the academic achievement of low-income students in Title I schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. Through this competition, the department will fund projects that will serve as national models of how these two federally authorized after-school initiatives can be coordinated so that a greater number of students enroll in, participate in, and complete academic after-school services that improve their achievement in reading and mathematics.

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