Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Competitive Grant Program

Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Competitive Grant Program

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2021-22 Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS)  

Competitive Grant Program  

Request for Proposals Announcement  


The General Assembly of North Carolina utilized Session Law 2021-3 House Bill 196 to appropriate fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) funds for the Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Competitive Grant Program for the 2021-2022 period. 

On May 13, 2021, the NC State Board of Education approved the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to launch the Extended Learning & Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Grant Competition for the 2021-2022 school year.  

The purpose of the Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports Competitive Grant Program (ELISS) is to fund high-quality, independently validated extended learning and integrated student support service programs for at-risk students whose learning has been negatively affected by COVID-19 impacts. 

Nonprofit corporations and nonprofit corporations working in collaboration with local school administrative units are eligible to apply for the ELISS grant to implement new or existing eligible programs for at-risk students.  This does restrict stand-alone applications from local school administrative units, charter schools, lab schools, or other governmental or educational agencies. 

Programs must serve one or more of the following groups: 

  1. At-risk students not performing at grade level as demonstrated by statewide assessments or not on track to meet year-end expectations, as demonstrated by existing indicators, including teacher identification, 

  2. Students at-risk of dropout, and/or 

  3. Students at-risk of school displacement due to suspension or expulsion as a result of antisocial behaviors. 

Grant participants are eligible to receive grants for up to two years in an amount of up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) each year.  ELISS Grants must be matched on the basis of three dollars ($3.00) in grant funds for every one dollar ($1.00) in non-grant funds.  Matching funds may include in-kind contributions for up to fifty percent (50%) of the required match.  Any sub-recipient that currently receives federal 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) funding must be able to differentiate their 21st CCLC program from their proposed ELISS program. 

If your non-profit organization is interested in applying for the upcoming 2021-22 ELISS Grant Competition Program, please complete the electronic Notice of Intent to Apply form no later than 5:00pm on June 11, 2021. Please note, submission of this notice is not a prerequisite for application of ELISS grant funds, nor does it obligate the organization to submit an application.  

The RFP is linked at the bottom of this listserv message.  The document will also be posted on our website at NCDPI ELISS webpage. If you meet eligibility requirements to apply in the RFP, we welcome you to do so.  


RFP Technical assistance webinar 5-25-2021   

Webex training session recording: ELISS 2021-2022 RFP TA Webinar -

Password: dF9aZ3eQ

Recording link: https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/lsr.php?RCID=a328cf4b8803492e9d0368bc407928dc


NCCCIP Virtual training webinar 5-27-2021 

CCIP Training for ELISS Competition-20210527 1944-2

Thursday, May 27, 2021

5:46 PM  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Play recording (38 mins)

Recording password: pPXMkdi7


For questions regarding the NCDPI ELISS Grant Competition, please contact Megan Orleans at megan.orleans@dpi.nc.gov.   

ELISS RFP 2021-2022

ELISS Application Planning Worksheets