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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

21st CCLC Grant Readers Needed 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/18/2017 10:18 AM

Grantees: we could really use your help with this, you are the experts running these programs!!

The Office of Quality Schools,  Extended Learning Section is seeking qualified grant readers to read, evaluate and score the competitive grant proposals...

21st CCLC Summer Institute - Registration is Now Open 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/17/2017 9:55 AM

Registration is now open for the 2017 21st CCLC Summer Institute.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant - Competition Open 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/15/2017 9:19 AM

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) competitive grant application for afterschool programs is now available for the 2017-2022 award period.  Awards are subject to availability of funding. A copy of the application is available...

School Age Community (SAC) Grant - Competition is Now Closed 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/12/2017 1:13 PM

The competition for the School Age Community (SAC) Grant has closed. We will leave the application on our DESE website for future reference and planning for another competition in three years.​

2017 21st CCLC Summer Institute 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/23/2017 2:11 PM
July dates and city have been announced; registration and additional details are still forthcoming. Please view the training tab of the Portal and check back there for any updates as they become available.
SAC Grant Writing WorkshopAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/11/2017 1:59 PM
DESE's Extended Learning Section will be holding a grant writing workshop for the SAC grant in anticipation of a new competition next year. Please see the attached for details and registration.
21st CCLC Grant Writing WorkshopAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/8/2016 12:44 PM
DESE's Extended Learning Section will be holding a grant writing workshop for the 21st CCLC grant in anticipation of a new competition next year. Please see the attached for details and registration.
Afterschool SpotlightAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/17/2016 10:23 AM
Our office is now proudly displaying photos from our Afterschool programs around the state to help educate our Department better and to show all the great work each of you do. Stay tuned, you may be selected for our "Afterschool Spotlight" wall....
21st CCLC Summer Institute - Session Presentations and Handouts Available 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/12/2016 8:31 AM

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Leed Management Consulting, Inc. (LMCi) is pleased to announce that plenary session videos as well as downloadable breakout session presentations and handouts from the 2016 Summer Institute are now available...

KCC and Federal Reporting Changes 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/9/2016 4:23 PM
Please be sure to read the announcement in the KCC tab of the Portal for details about the changes to KCC and federal reporting requirements.
21st CCLC Funding Reduction - Update 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/30/2016 7:32 AM
Congress has been working through the appropriations process this summer to determine funding levels for FY2017. The House of Representatives has completed their version of the appropriations, which holds 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding...
21st CCLC Summer Institute - Join Virtually 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/13/2016 1:21 PM
If you are not able to attend the Summer Institute, you can now virtually attend the plenary sessions. PLEASE NOTE the last Wednesday session below (Terri Foulkes from our Missouri AfterSchool Network is one of the presenters) as you may find this session...
New to Lights On? Need Ideas? 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/8/2015 1:39 PM
Lights On Afterschool is an annual event where more than a million people nationwide gather to shine light on the importance of afterschool programs in keeping kids safe, helping working families, and inspiring learning. This year, Lights On Afterschool...

 Other Announcements

MOSAC2 PDI - Registration Now Open 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/31/2017 2:34 PM

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Elements” and the conference will take place November 16-19, 2017 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Independence, MO. Please go to for more details.

Hill Day for AfterschoolAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/30/2017 9:19 AM

​Please see attached for details.

Programs Receiving Subsidy - New UpdatesAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/15/2017 9:20 AM

In an effort to remind all registered/contracted providers (due to the upcoming June 30 deadline) …

Training clarification is being mailed out today  (March 13) to contracted and registered child care providers. Attached is the information that...
New Afterschool Facebook Group - Missouri 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/12/2017 1:20 PM

​In an attempt to create a new space to connect with afterschool professionals across Missouri, Erica Kreisler has created a new Afterschool Facebook group. Search for the group "chat pack" on Facebook, and you can connect and share ideas with...

Programs Receiving Subsidy-Updated Required Training Information Attachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/12/2017 1:19 PM

​If your program receives subsidy dollars, there are new training requirements that must be met by June 30, 2017. Please see the attached documents for updated information.

(Originally posted 3/13/17)

Youth Development Academy 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/28/2016 2:35 PM

Dear Youth Development Professional,


Are you looking for high quality training in the field of youth development?  The University of Missouri Youth Development Academy (YDA) provides knowledge, skills, and competencies for professionals to lead...

Missouri Day - October 19 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/10/2016 9:30 AM

According to Missouri Statute, the third Wednesday of October (Oct. 19, 2016) is designated as "Missouri Day" and is set apart as a day commemorative of Missouri history to be observed by the teachers and pupils of schools with appropriate exercises....

MASN Now Accepting Applications for Ambassadors 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 8:19 AM
If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for 2016-17 ambassador, please read more about this program and find links to the application on their blog:
Youth Development CredentialAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/8/2011 4:10 PM
A Youth Development Credential (School Age CDA) is available for afterschool professional development.  Please see the attached document for more information.
Top 10 by 20 Initiative 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/2/2011 1:55 PM
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education invites you to join the Top 10 by 20 initiative.  This ambitious effort to make Missouri a top 10 state for academic achievement by the year 2020 will help ensure all students graduate...
Reaching Older Youth 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/8/2011 3:28 PM
With funding tight and few afterschool programs in a position to do more than meet the needs of the elementary and middle school children they already serve, many older youth have no programs available to them after the school day ends. Still, increased...

 Please Note:

by Cindy Heislen
 9/23/2013 9:53 AM
Below are possible funding opportunties that may be relevant to some programs; many have due dates already expired but they remain here on the Portal as a reference for you to refer to for future funding as we may not always get updates directly...

 Grant & Funding Opportunties

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award or Founder’s Award 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/18/2017 9:23 AM

Both the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder’s Award recognize outstanding summer programs or models that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young...

New Grant for Middle School Afterschool 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/11/2017 2:08 PM

Thinking about how to support middle school OST? The New York Life Foundation has opened a new Aim High grant opportunity focused on middle school. Aim High will provide $1.95M over three years to middle school afterschool, summer or expanded learning...

AmeriCorps Grants Available Now for 2017-2018 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/11/2017 2:06 PM
The Missouri community Service Commission (MCSC) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations, school districts, institutions of higher education, and faith-based organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen local communities...
Grant Opportunity through the Missouri State Parks Bus Grant Program 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/30/2016 7:50 AM
The Missouri State Parks Bus Grant program assists schools and nonprofit organizations with the transportation expenses of field trips and outdoor learning opportunities at Missouri state parks and historic sites. The grants are available to schools and...
Reading for Investment - Matching Grant Opportunity for Literacy Programming 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/1/2016 3:58 PM
Reading Is Fundamental is a non-profit focused on children’s literacy. RIF believes that by providing children in need with access to books of their choosing, youth are empowered to embrace the world of reading and to develop a love of learning. RIF recently...
How and Where to Secure Funding from STEM, EdTech, PD, etc. 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/4/2016 2:16 PM
Download the guide of more than 50 resources for funding.
Mad Science Rube Coldberg Contest 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/16/2015 11:38 AM
Win up to $1500 for your program.
Mad Science® – in collaboration with Rube Goldberg Inc. – is proud to present The Elementary School Rube Goldberg Machine Contest®! The contest challenges teams of elementary school students (grades K-6, 5-12 years old)...
AmeriCorps Funding 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:34 AM
The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) seeks proposals from eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen local communities through national service and volunteerism. Eligible organizations include public or...
Dollar General Literacy Award - Partnership with Afterschool Alliance 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/11/2015 1:01 PM
The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are pleased to announce the return of the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. This time, the focus of the award is on afterschool programs that have demonstrated excellence in...
Community Action Grants 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:27 AM

This site has a long list of grants, many are not afterschool related, but I don't know how often they update information that could be relevant.

Pets in Classrooms Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:23 AM
These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must...
K-12 School Grants 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:25 AM
Here are a lot of grants I did not pre-review for eligibility or relation to afterschool programming but feel free to take a look through the list yourself. You can also select by state, to which there are two grants for Missouri. But some of the other...
Grants to Support Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:32 AM
Fund for Teachers awards summer fellowship grants to pre-K-12 grade teachers to pursue self-designed professional learning. Teachers decide what they want to learn and where they want to learn it. Their odysseys take them all over the world—as scientists,...
Free Educational Equipment - Campbell's 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2016 10:22 AM
For the past 42 years, Campbell has proudly offered Labels for Education® which has contributed more than $110 million in school supplies to tens of thousands of schools across the U.S. It is one of a number of ways in which we support American kids and...
Library Grants for Disaster Areas Or High Displaced/Evacuee Students - Dollar General 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/19/2013 10:56 AM
Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries...
Music Grants 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/19/2013 10:53 AM

Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes, in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run...