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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program
Summer Symposium

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Why has the Department of Education and the 21st CCLC Program switched to a Virtual Summer Symposium Format in 2020?

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the 21st CCLC Grant Program Team are sensitive to the unique challenges and decisions 21st CCLC programs face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that state and local education agencies are experiencing increased workloads as they address the situation and adapt to changing realities at home.

Given these circumstances, and to decrease risk to Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Grant Program stakeholders, ED is transitioning the 2020 Summer Symposium to a virtual event. We’re revising the Symposium agenda and structure to 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 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium?

No, there is no conference fee required to attend the Symposium by participants.

What is the dress code for the 2020 Summer Symposium?

There is no specific dress code as we will not be offering screen sharing among participants. Presenters, however are encouraged to follow business casual attire rules as they will be viewable during their sessions.