Department seeks feedback on waiver for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant


Responses on whether to support the waiver must be received by November 14, by 3 p.m. HST. Funds would support afterschool programs that deliver high-quality services to support student learning and development.

​​The Hawaii State Department of Education's (HIDOE) 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC​) program is requesting a waiver for the After School Learning Center Award Formula (CFDA/Subprogram number 84.287C, PR/Award Number S287C140011), with an award date of July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

This "Tydings Waiver" will allow HIDOE to continue using these funds for afterschool programs that deliver high-quality services to support student learning and development and to support the continued efforts of the 21st CCLC program to increase student achievement through a broad array of services and programs that are aligned to the HIDOE’s State Strategic Plan and statewide initiatives​​. 

HIDOE will host additional grant competitions for these funds to the current twenty (20) sub-grantees now serving the children and families of Hawaii, with an emphasis on:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs
  • Summer bridge programs
  • College/Career Readiness programs
  • Project- and Place-Based Learning

In addition, the HIDOE will use these funds to continue its process to establish consistent and uniform program standards, and a more effective program evaluation tool.​

The extended authority to obligate these funds will improve the academic achievement of students in the state. The additional grant competitions will afford the current twenty (20) sub-grantees the opportunity to offer needed additional services for the programs named above and support enhanced educational experiences and opportunities for thousands of children and families in Hawaii. These programs help working parents by providing a safe environment for students outside of school hours.

Notify Daniel Williams at with your written response to either:

  • Support HIDOE's Tydings Waiver request for unobligated funds from FY14, or
  • Not to support HIDOE Tydings Waiver for unobligated funds from FY14.

Responses need to be provided on or before November 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Daniel Williams at or 808-305-9863. Mr. Williams will be pleased to assist you.

Contact Information

Daniel Williams

Phone: 808-305-9863


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