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 Prescreened List of External Organizations


In accordance with Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is required to provide a list of prescreened external organizations, as described under section 4203(a)(11). Therefore, the GaDOE is providing an opportunity for interested non-profit organizations in Georgia to submit an external organization profile.  By collecting, screening, and publishing a list of external non-profit organizations that have expressed interest, the potential for partnerships with current and future 21st CCLC programs is more easily realized. 


According to federal ESSA legislation, the term “external organization” is defined as: ‘‘(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or (B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization described in subparagraph (A) to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities.” 


​​For organizations interested in submitting an external organization profile, the organization must meet the minimum record of operation identified below:



    • ​Operate a nonprofit organization located in the state of Georgia; and
    • Have a minimum of five years of experience operating or delivering services to out-of-school time (OST) programs or activities. 
​If your organization meets the record of operation and is presently in good standing with the State of Georgia, you may submit an external organization profile to the GaDOE for review.  The GaDOE reviews submission of the external profile form quarterly and the link below will be available each January, April, July, and October.  To complete the external organization profile form, please click on the following link – External Organization Profile Form​.​

    • ​Inclusion on this list will not constitute GaDOE approval of the quality of programs and services offered by the external organization.
    • No funding is directly associated with this profile process. This list and solicitation will not result in a contract with the GaDOE. 
    • The GaDOE reserves the right to remove an external organization from the list for failure of the organization to meet the conditions specified within the profile. 
    • The GaDOE does not guarantee any amount of work given to any provider listed on the external organization list. ​




 Contact Information

Jeff Barnett
Program Manager 
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Phone: (404) 695-1883​