Texas ACE


Texas ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) provides no-cost activities before and after school and during summer for K鈥12 students in Title I schools. The program is federally funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and administered on the state level by 澳门最快开奖直播.

When the last bell rings, Texas ACE is just getting started with interactive, hands-on learning disguised as fun and aligned to the school curriculum. Local programs also provide听homework help, tutoring, and other targeted needs-based assistance, as well as enrichment activities such as sports, clubs, and youth development projects that build character, confidence, and leadership skills.

Reach and Results

Through its competitively funded grants, Texas ACE operates more than 700 learning centers in more than 140 school districts and employs thousands of Texas teachers.听The longer a student stays enrolled in a high-quality Texas ACE program, the more they stand to benefit. Many students attending for more than 30 days experience measurable improvements such as:

  • Increased grade promotion
  • Fewer absences
  • Improved grades
  • Higher test scores in English and math in grades 9鈥12
  • Fewer disciplinary incidents in middle and high school

Apply for a听Grant

Visit the 澳门最快开奖直播 Grants Administration page to learn more about applying for a grant through 澳门最快开奖直播. Visit the听 page and choose 21st CCLC from the dropdown menu to find guidelines, application due dates, and other information specific to the CCLC/Texas ACE application process.

Resources for Grantees

澳门最快开奖直播听funds local programs through a competitive peer-review process, monitors them for compliance with program and statutory requirements, and provides grantees with training, technical assistance, and other听resources.

Marketing and Communications Resources

Grantees are provided with an introductory set of print collateral and access to ready-to-print and customizable digital design files so they can easily create their own on-brand听marketing materials. All outreach, communications, and program materials used to promote Texas ACE should align with the official Texas ACE Brand Guide (PDF) and Texas ACE Messaging Guide (PDF).

Implementation Support

The Texas ACE Blueprint (PDF) guides grantees through the process of implementing high-quality local programming. It outlines companion training and support resources, components of the program, and goal-setting guidelines to help local programs move toward optimal operations and, ultimately, improved academic outcomes.

Statewide Evaluations

All grantees are required to conduct local program evaluations following the framework outlined in the Texas ACE Local Evaluation Guide (PDF). The听Texas ACE Local Evaluation Toolkit听(PDF) helps grantees incorporate the evaluation process and criteria听into their planning.

About CCLC

The 听program is authorized by Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.听The program provides opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that provide students attending low performing schools.

Participating students receive academic enrichment and other activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program to help them meet听state academic standards. The program also provides families听 with听active, meaningful engagement in their child's education听and opportunities for adult literacy.

Contact Information

Texas ACE

Program management inquiries: 21stcentury@tea.texas.gov

Fiscal management inquiries: grants@texas.tea.gov