Child First Authority intends to submit two applications for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant. The schools that will be included in the grant applications will be our three Concentration of Poverty schools: Belmont Elementary School, Harford Heights Elementary School and Mary E. Rodman Elementary School. In a separate grant application, we will be applying for Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School. We have met with school leadership to align the grants with the school’s priorities. We intend to apply by the April 2nd deadline. In 1994, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the 21st CCLC program to provide a broad and consistent source for out-of-school time funding. The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed by President Obama on December 15, 2015 to reauthorize 21st CCLC funding, originally part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The purpose of the 21st CCLC is to create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional services to complement their regular school day academics.