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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

High School Programs - MASN/220 Leadership High School Student Leadership Summit 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/29/2018 2:55 PM

Time (and space!) is running out to get registered for the MASN/220 Leadership High School Student Leadership Summit taking place on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 from 10:00AM-5:00PM on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. This...

DESE 21st CCLC Grantee Meeting - PowerPoints Available 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/9/2018 12:44 PM

All the PowerPoints from the 2018 DESE 21st CCLC grantee meeting are now posted here on the portal. Please go to the 'Reference Materials' tab and look for the DESE Grantee Meetings section. If there is a session missing that you want information...

New DESE Afterschool Supervisor 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/6/2018 9:26 AM

Please help us welcome Kelly Kempker to our DESE Afterschool team! Kelly began November 2 and had the opportunity to meet many of you in person during the MOSAC2 PDI last week. Kelly comes from the Federal Programs Section here in DESE.  You can...

MOSAC2 PDI - It's Not Too LateAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/24/2018 2:42 PM

It’s not too late; you can still make plans to attend the Missouri School Age Community Coalition (MOSAC2) Professional Development Institute (PDI) on November 2-4 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks. Registration is still open. You can...

SAC Award Letters 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/24/2018 2:39 PM

We have now received the finalized contract ​with DSS. Your award letters are being processed currently and will be sent to you in the next few days. We apologize for the delay!

Lights On Afterschool - October 25, 2018 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/26/2018 2:37 PM

Have you registered for Lights On Afterschool on the Afterschool Alliance site? If not, please take a few minutes to do so at ​

We highly encourage every program to celebrate Lights On Afterschool and register...
Grantees Assigned to Erika Brandl 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/6/2018 12:51 PM
If you were assigned to Erika Brandl as your DESE Supervisor for either your SAC or 21st CCLC grant you should have already heard from her that she accepted another position and is no longer working with the Afterschool Programs. We will work as quickly...
Required 21st CCLC Grantee Meeting 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/15/2018 9:27 AM

Registration for the required 21st CCLC Grantee Meeting in October is now open. Please see the training tab for the registration form. Note the deadline is September 14.

Update: due to budget changes, we are not able to allow SAC grantees to attend...

21st CCLC Grant Awards - 2018-19 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/7/2018 9:21 AM

21st CCLC Grantees:

Please be assured that the official award letters will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. You did receive a substantially approved notice with the specific dollar amount you will be awarded from your assigned DESE program officer....
Grantee Meeting - Save the Date (Update) 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/7/2018 1:00 PM

We will be hosting a grantee meeting (required for 21st CCLC ) on October 4-5, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A. Additionally, there will be a new program directors ​special training on October 3, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A. Please mark these dates on your calendar. More information...

DESE Communication - Listserv UDPATE 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/23/2018 12:19 PM

Please see the below. Update: the option to receive communication from our DESE office via email from Kim.Wolf or from exl.dese will be going away September 15. You MUST sign up for the list serve to receive important announcements regarding your...

Don't Miss Out on Future Email Announcements From DESE - Sign up for Our New Listserv  
by Cindy Heislen
 3/5/2018 11:56 AM

We are excited to announce we have a new Afterschool-listserv.  This will give you the control to subscribe and unsubscribe yourself to receive our updates and be able to add additional staff to the categories in which they may also need the information...

Check the Status of Your KCC Data Entry 
by Cindy Heislen
 3/5/2018 9:10 AM

As we are nearing the end of the school year in order to ensure you are getting all your Kids Care Center data entry requirements met, you can check the status of the majority of your data entry at any time by running the "Certification by Term...

Site Changes 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/7/2018 1:40 PM

Reminder that you MUST get prior approval from the DESE Afterschool Supervisor assigned to your grant for any site changes. Typically this is not allowed, but we realize districts sometimes need to close a school, etc. The sites listed in the original...

SAC Grantees - ePeGS Assistance Guide 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/7/2018 1:32 PM

You can now find an assistance guide to help you navigate through ePeGS in the procedures and report forms tab of the portal.​

Registration Now Open for the Celebration of Afterschool 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/23/2018 3:35 PM

Please join the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) for the 3rd annual Celebration of Afterschool recognition luncheon and conference as we celebrate the professionals, programs and champions that make afterschool work in Missouri!  March 2-3, 2018...

Lights On Afterschool - Please Participate and Register - 2018 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/23/2018 12:14 PM

​We highly encourage every program to celebrate Lights On Afterschool and register your events! Please read below for more details.

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives...

 Other Announcements

Grant Writing Workshop - January 2019Attachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/16/2018 12:20 PM

Please see the attachment regarding a 21st CCLC grant writing workshop on January 24, 2019.​

Apply to Be a 2018-19 Missouri Afterschool Ambassador 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/24/2018 10:13 AM

The Afterschool Ambassador program was founded out of the work of the MASN Public Policy and Advocacy committee. The goal of the program is to empower and enable up-and-coming leaders in the field of afterschool to spread the message of the importance...

Enter the 2018 Afterschool Video Contest 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/2/2018 3:26 PM

Lights, camera, action!  The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) is pleased to announce its 5th annual Afterschool Video Contest, which gives youth and programs the opportunity to create, film, edit, and star in videos showcasing the importance...

Subsidy Trainings - New Online Course for Social/Emotional Development 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/15/2018 1:56 PM

A new online course has been added to the Missouri Workshop Calendar!

The course is another option to meet the Child Care Subsidy Training Requirement for Social/Emotional Development in children.
Once a user completes the course, the completion...
External OrganizationsAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 6/8/2018 2:03 PM

​Update: You can now find a curent list of the external organizations (per the below) at:


Original Posting: March 16, 2018

The Missouri Department...

DSS is Moving to An Electronic Time and Attendance System 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/28/2018 2:00 PM

The Department of Social Services is introducing a new and improved way for child care providers to track their child attendance!

  • Allow you to track child attendance online
  • Automatically calculate daily units of care for each child
  • Give you 24/7 access...
New Training Requirement for Child Care Providers - DSSAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/8/2018 9:01 AM

Child care providers who are contracted or registered with the Department of Social Services to receive payment for care provided to subsidy eligible children are now required to complete a new training before June 30, 2018. Please see the attached flyer...

Child Care Provider Trainings 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/21/2017 8:33 AM

The revised training FAQs for child care providers have been posted to the internet;

Programs Receiving Subsidy - Updates 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/16/2017 11:49 AM

If your afterschool program receives child care subsidy payments, please be aware that all staff must meet the new CCDF Health and Safety Training requirements.  Information about the training requirements can be found here: ...

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 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.

 Please Note:

by Cindy Heislen
 3/26/2018 1:40 PM
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's 2019 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/11/2018 3:03 PM

The New York Life Foundation will make 26 grants to out-of-school time programs serving youth through their Aim High local grant program. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, and...

Voices for Healthy Kids Funding Opportunity 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/16/2017 10:02 AM

We are excited to share that Voices for Healthy Kids recently reopened their grants. The goal of the grant opportunities is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase...

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...