Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance


Program Authority: Title IV, Part B of the ESEA, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 7171-7176).

The authorizing legislation can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/documents/essa-act-of-1965.pdf (see pages 233 through 244 of the legislation).


The following portions of EDGAR apply to the 21st CCLC program:  34 C.F.R. Part 76-State-Administered programs; 34 C.F.R. Part 77-Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations; 34 C.F.R. Part 82-New Restrictions on Lobbying; 34 C.F.R. Part 85-Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Non-procurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants); and 34 C.F.R. Part 99-Family Educational Rights and Privacy.

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly called “Uniform Guidance”) was adopted by the Department in December 2014, 2 CFR Part 3474, and provides a government-wide framework for grants management and sets an authoritative set of rules and requirements for Federal awards that synthesizes and supersedes guidance from earlier OMB circulars.   The Uniform Guidance addresses such issues as time and effort certifications, indirect cost reimbursement, timely obligation of funds and carryover, financial management rules, program income, record retention, property/equipment/supplies inventory controls, procurement, monitoring, conflicts, travel policies, and allowable costs.


  • Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Draft Non-Regulatory Guidance PDF (Updated October 19, 2023)
    • The Department has published this guidance document as a draft for public comment. The guidance is intended as a comprehensive document to support State educational agencies and their subgrantees meet statutory requirements. Please submit substantive comments about the content of the draft, including feedback on any additional topics you would like to see included, to oese.feedback@ed.gov by July 7, 2023.
  • Title VIII, Part F of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Equitable Services for Eligible Private School Children, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel, Non-Regulatory Guidance | PDF (760 KB) (July 17, 2023)