Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers questions frequently asked by participants at the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Summer Symposium. If you have another question or would like more details, please email us at

Why is the Summer Symposium a Virtual Meeting again in 2022?

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the 21st CCLC Program Team are sensitive to the challenges and decisions States and 21st CCLC programs face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the uncertanity around COVID-19 and the need to begin planning the symposium with enough time to ensure a high-quality event, the Department decided to again hold the 2022 Summer Symposium as a virtual event. As in the previous two years, the Symposium agenda and structure will ensure that the plenary and breakout sessions maintain the important and robust interactions with your peers that you’ve come to depend on.

Is there a conference fee for the 2022 Summer Symposium?

No, there is no conference fee for the 21st CCLC Summer Symposium.

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