California Department of Education (CDE)
11/16/21 - Online Submission and Postmarked by Date
Grants to California IHEs, LEAs, nonprofits, agencies, private entities, and other organizations to provide PreK-12 after school programs and grade 9-12 scholastic enrichment programs. Funding is intended for educational activities and programs focused on academic enrichment, mentoring, literacy, STEM education, workforce readiness, drug prevention, and social-emotional skills.
Purpose and Program Types:
1. 21st Century Community Learning Centers
The purpose of the 21st CCLC is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools. The 21st CCLC Program helps students meet state and local academic standards in core subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement the regular academic program; and offers educational services to the families of participating children.
There are five subprogram types for which 21st CCLC funding is granted: After School Base programs, Before School Base programs, After School Summer/Supplemental programs, Before School Summer/Supplemental programs, and Equitable Access programs.
2. 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens
The purpose of the 21st Century High School ASSETs Program is to provide local flexibility in the establishment or expansion of community learning centers that provide students in grades nine through twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement students’ regular academic program and that support college and career readiness, assist with literacy and related educational development services for families of these students, and provide a safe environment for students participating in their programs.
There is one subprogram type for which 21st Century High School ASSETs funding is granted––After School Base programs.
For information about Authorized Activities, see pages 19-20 of the RFA in Supporting Documents below.
For information about Funding Priority, see pages 30-33 of the RFA in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 130940
- An estimated $18 million in funding has been allocated for 21st CCLC programs.
- An estimated $22 million in funding has been allocated for ASSETs program.
- 21st CCLC: $50,000 - $152,662.50
- ASSETs: $50,000 - $254,500
The grant award cycle will be for five years; however, Grant Award Notifications (AO-400s) will be allocated in annual increments.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
After School Support and Information System (ASSIST): https://www3.cde.ca.gov/assist/index.aspx
Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST): https://faast.waterboards.ca.gov/
All RFA questions and correspondence should be submitted by email through the 21st CCLC RFA Helpdesk at 21stCCLCandASSETsRFA@cde.ca.gov.
All questions relating to RFA forms required through the After School Support and Information System (ASSIST) should be submitted by email through the ASSIST Helpdesk at ASSIST@cde.ca.gov.
All questions relating to application narratives required through the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST) should be submitted by email through the FAAST Helpdesk at FAAST_ADMIN@waterboards.ca.gov.
Mail the original application packet to the address below:
21st Century Grant Application
Expanded Learning Division – 21st CCLC RFA
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
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