Who May Apply: (by category) State Education Agencies (SEAs)

Who May Apply: (specifically) Awards are made to SEAs, which in turn manage statewide competitions and award grants to eligible entities. For this program, eligible entity means local education agencies (LEAs),community-based organizations, Indian tribe or tribal organization (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C.450b)), another public or private entity, or a consortium of 2 or more such agencies, organizations or entities, may apply to states for subgrants.

Consistent with this definition of eligible entities, faith-based organizations are eligible to participate in the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. Regulations are available governing the participation of faith-based organizations in Federal programs for which they are eligible are available.

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