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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

Self Assessment Monitoring 
by Cindy Heislen
 6/29/2021 12:09 PM

Just a reminder for those assigned this year to the self assessment monitoring that it is due this week. Please contact us if you have any questions or conflicts. Thank you.​

21st CCLC Virtual Summer Symposium  
by Cindy Heislen
 5/13/2021 1:18 PM

Registration is now open. Please go to the training tab of the Portal for more information and registration. ​

2021-22 Continuation Reports 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/11/2021 3:28 PM

These are now posted here on the portal under Procedures and Report Forms; due dates noted in the post and on page one of the report.​

Rubric DocumentationAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/11/2021 3:16 PM

The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) has asked us to distribute this e-mail to make sure all grant directors have received it.  If you have questions, please contact MASN at the e-mail address below.

  • The e-mail below was sent by Alicia...
21st CCLC Grant - Cohort 12 Now Open 
by Cindy Heislen
 4/26/2021 8:24 AM

​The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)  Grant competition is now open for the 2021-22 school year. Be sure to check back regularly to the Frequently Asked Questions page in the link provided below as any updates, changes, amendments,...

Deadline Extended 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/13/2021 7:44 AM

Please note the deadline for submission of the last Budget Amendment for supplies and equipment has been extended from March 25, 2021 to May 15, 2021.​

Original post date of March 15, 2021.

Changes to MASN Grantee Training 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/9/2021 12:08 PM

Please see the posting under the Portal 'training' tab regarding the changes in delivery of training by MASN for 2020-21. This information was also sent from DESE to all current grantees on February 9, 2021, as well as communicated to programs by their...

SAC Grants Now Awarded 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/3/2020 10:14 AM

​The School Age Community (SAC) Grant Recipients for 2020-2023 have been announced. For a list of recipients you may visit our Approved Programs page.

Lights On Afterschool - ProclamationAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/13/2020 8:30 AM

Please feel free to display a copy of the proclamation recognizing October 22 as Lights on Afterschool Day signed by the Governor at your events, see attached.​

21st CCLC - Change in Services Offered 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/9/2020 9:19 AM

The following email was sent to all CCLC grantees. Please note that we must have a written request to modify any part of your originally awarded CCLC grant (i.e. location, students served, time of day of services, number of students/staff, virtual programming,...

Fall New Directors Grantee Meeting 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/6/2020 2:25 PM

Please note the trainining for new program directors ​to be held in November 2020 has been cancelled for the 2020-21 year. If you budgeted any grant dollars for this event, you will need to amend those dollars to other allowable expenditures. Please feel...

Lights On Afterschool - Coming Soon!! 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/6/2020 1:14 PM

Are you registered for this national event?​ The national day of afterschool awareness ​is right around the corner, October 22. Do you have an event planned? Have you registered your event with the Afterschool Alliance? Remember, you don't have to...

21st CCLC Evaluation/Guided Reflection Update 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/6/2020 1:15 PM

January 22, 2020: As indicated previously, your guided reflection/evaluation process is delayed. The challenges that caused the delay have been resolved and things are now quickly moving forward. The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) has sent an...

21st CCLC: Program Income (Fees) - REVISED - PLEASE READ 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/14/2019 4:10 PM

We have received further clarification and guidance on the much debated fees/program income for the 21st CCLC program. You can now find the revised guidance for Program Income posted on the Portal under the Procedure and Report Forms tab (revisions effective...


 Other Announcements

DSS Grants for Care of School Age Children 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/25/2021 12:27 PM

Child care providers may apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support the needs of school age children who are virtually learning while in their care. Please watch this virtual conference for more information or review the bid proposals to learn...

Missouri AfterSchool Network YouTube Page 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/25/2021 12:20 PM

Have you visited the Missouri AfterSchool Network YouTube page lately? You will find lots of engaging videos there to help you with your afterschool program and inspire you to try new ideas with the students you serve. Highlights include the “COVID”...

Grant Writing Workshop - February 2021 
by Cindy Heislen
 3/5/2021 3:19 PM

The power point and recording from the February 2021 grant writing workshop has been posted here in the portal under the 'reference material' tab.​

MO School Read-In Day -- March 12 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/24/2021 10:11 AM

Missouri School Read-In Day is just over two weeks away, on Friday, March 12! Watch this video message from Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson and Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven who take time to talk about this special recognition day and the...

New Technology Improve Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Operation and Caller Experience 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/24/2021 10:09 AM

The Department of Social Services (DSS) announced on February 9 that the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline has launched a new system, Genesys Cloud, to modernize and enhance its operations.

Genesys Cloud enables the Hotline to call back a reporter...
21st CCLC Grant Writing Workshop - Virtual 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/3/2021 2:31 PM

See the posting under the Portal Training​ tab for more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant writing workshop scheduled for this month for February 22, 2021.

DESE Has a New Office of Childhood 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/29/2021 1:14 PM

Please see the news brief and the new website below concerning the new Office of Childhood at DESE. The Extended Learning Section of DESE that oversees the 21st Century Community Learning Center and the School Age Community grants will be moving...

Virtual Tours of Missouri State Capitol 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/26/2021 12:10 PM

The Missouri State Museum is excited to announce the launch of its Virtual Capitol Tour videos. This video series is a great introduction to the history and artworks of the Capitol. You will see some of the government and historic resources found in the...

Career Awareness and Post-Secondary Access (CAPSA) Symposium 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/19/2021 8:54 AM

Counselors, teachers, afterschool professionals, and CTE partners are invited to attend the virtual CAPSA Symposium on Tuesday, January 26th from 9-3.  Plenary sessions will include panel presentations and discussions while breakout sessions will...

SAC Grant Competition - Cohort 9 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/9/2020 8:48 AM

The applications are currently under review. We hope to make award announcements around the middle of November​.

New Resource Guide: Combating the Opioid Crisis and Other Substance Misuse 
by Cindy Heislen
 3/28/2019 1:38 PM

​This guide was shared with the federal U.S. Department of Education's 21st CCLC team from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy regarding the release of a new school resource guide for teachers, administrators and staff to help educate...


 COVID-19 Grant Related Info

Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19 
by Cindy Heislen
 4/27/2021 8:26 AM

​​Please see the website below for the CDC's guidance.

New CDC Guidance Pertaining to Individuals Fully Vaccinated and Exposed to COVID-19 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/24/2021 10:34 AM

​The CDC issued new guidance stating that a fully vaccinated individual that is exposed to someone with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they are within three months of receiving the last dose in their vaccination series...

Vaccine Information for Missouri 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/24/2021 10:16 AM

​​From DESE weekly update sent out February 23:

The State of Missouri is working to address those questions and bust many of the myths surrounding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. A new resource is now available that does just that. Watch Washington...
New Guidance Documents and Resources Related to Reopening 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/24/2021 10:14 AM

​From DESE weekly update sent out February 23:

New guidance documents and resources related to school reopening and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic were released Feb. 12 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department...
Fall 2020 Afterschool GuidanceAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/7/2020 11:39 AM

The email below was sent out on July 29, 2020 to provide further guidance for 21st CCLC grantees this fall.

From: Wolf, Kim <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:26 AM
Subject: Missouri's 21st CCLC Guidance...
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 Grant & Funding Opportunties

DSS Grants for Care of School Age Children 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/25/2021 12:26 PM

Child care providers may apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support the needs of school age children who are virtually learning while in their care. Please watch this virtual conference for more information or review the bid proposals to learn...

John Templeton Foundation - Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 5/25/2021 12:25 PM

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. The Foundation's most recent request for proposals, "Character Through Community," will...

New York Life Foundation Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/15/2020 1:03 PM

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applications from afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving underserved middle-school youth. In total, $1.35 million in grants will be awarded to programs all across the country. This is the fifth...

Evy Rosqvist Mercedes-Benz 220SE Matchbox Replica  
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2019 12:15 PM

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Mattel have teamed up to show children, particularly girls, that they can aspire to be and do anything they desire. There are no limits.  And, by working with the National Girls Collaborative project, thousands...

STEM Contest for 6-12th Grade Teachers and Students 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2019 8:24 AM

Samsung announced their 10th annual Solve for Tomorrow contest and applications are being accepted through October 23rd.  Samsung will award more than $3 million to 300 school beneficiaries throughout this school year.  All that’s required of...

AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Opportunity 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/1/2019 10:44 AM

The Missouri Community Service Commission would like to invite you to apply for formula funds through the 2020-21 Missouri Notice of Funding Opportunity (MO NOFO). These funds support eligible organizations to operate AmeriCorps programs in Missouri...

Afterschool Video Contest 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/10/2019 1:29 PM

Grab your video cameras and start filming for the 6th annual Afterschool Video Contest!  This year we will have two categories: youth-directed videos and program videos. For the youth-directed videos category, videos must be planned, produced,...

Youth Changing the World Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/9/2019 11:50 AM

With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth service or service-learning in afterschool programs.

Activities can take place any time between November 1 and the...
Don't Quit Campaign - National Foundation for Governor's Fitness CouncilsAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 3/7/2019 1:04 PM

The National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils (NFGFC) has selected the State of Missouri for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. There will be three schools in Missouri that will be chosen to receive the award. The details are included in the letter...

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...