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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO: 128                                                                                 



TO:                  Superintendents, Dale Douglass (MSMA) and Dick Durost (Maine Principals Association)


FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commission, Department of Education


DATE:             May 20, 2004


SUBJECT:       A Grant Opportunity for Schools and Community-based partnerships

The Department is pleased to share with you a Request for Proposals.  21st Century Community Learning Centers seek to increase after school opportunities that measurably improve the academic performance in students with low assets, and who are not meeting local assessment and/or MEA standards in reading, writing and/or math.


21st Century Community Learning Centers

o       All Administrative Units (SAUs), public and private non-profit entities are eligible to apply.

o       Letter of Intent to Apply due June 1, 2004

o       Applications are due June 18, 2004

o       For a grant application, contact Rebecca Minton at