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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

KCC Data Entry Instructions 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/11/2017 12:32 PM

​You can now find an Instruction Manual for KCC data entry posted here in the Portal under the "Kids Care Center Resources" tab.

RFR Submissions During the Holidays 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/21/2017 4:21 PM

Please note that we understand many schools are out of session for holiday breaks in November and December when typical RFR submission due dates occur. It is acceptable to submit your RFR at any time during the November/December holidays that is convenient...

2016-17 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/21/2017 9:23 AM

The 2016-17 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation is now posted here in the Portal under the 'Reference Material' tab. Please feel free to review these results and share with those applicable. The DESE and Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) will utilize the...

21st CCLC Summer Institute - 2018 Cancelled 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/14/2017 9:50 AM

Please note that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has just announced that they will NOT be hosting a 2018 21st CCLC Summer Institute. Grantees are encouraged to attend the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Convention or the ​Beyond School...

Lights On Afterschool - Please Participate and Register 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/25/2017 11:40 AM

​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...
21st CCLC and SAC Grant Recipients Awarded 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/25/2017 11:37 AM

Both the 21st CCLC and the SAC grants were awarded last week. Please go to the DESE webpage to view a list of recipients at​:

Competitive SAC and 21st CCLC Grant Announcements 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/16/2017 10:04 AM

Both applications indicated award announcements in September; our office is quickly working to meet this timeline; we anticipate announcements around the middle of September.​

Faxes No Longer Allowed to DESE Afterschool 
by Cindy Heislen
 7/28/2017 10:33 AM

We no longer have a fax machine and therefore everything will need to be scanned and emailed to us.  If you have tried to fax anything in the last couple of weeks, please be advised we probably did not receive it as we are not sure when the fax...

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....

 Other Announcements

Opportunity for Out of School Time Educators From Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/26/2017 10:03 AM

​The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is seeking dedicated educators of middle-school age youth in both informal and formal settings to join our Youth Astronomy Network (YouthAstroNet). YouthAstroNet is a national STEM learning community of...

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: ...

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.

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...

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.
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

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...