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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

Seeking Statekholder Engagement Taskforce for the Afterschool Evaluation Framework 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 2:28 PM

Every five years, the Afterschool Evaluation Framework goes through a revision process.  As part of the current revision cycle, the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) will be facilitating a stakeholder engagement process to provide the opportunity...

DUNS and UEIs 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 1:59 PM

On April 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education will join other Federal agencies and transition to utilizing new Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs) for grant recipient and applicant organizations, rather than the previously utilized DUNS numbers. The...

Final Payments This School Year-CAUTION 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/6/2021 12:18 PM

This message is for school districts only., either SAC or 21st CCLC LEAs.

As you get closer to the end-of-year and requesting final payments please do NOT submit a payment request and also your FER within the same week of each other. Remember FERs can...

21st CCLC Cohort 12 Awards Announced 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/28/2021 8:23 AM

The 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Recipients for the 2021-2026 have been announced. For a list of current recipients and past recipients you may visit our Approved Programs page:

Approved Programs | Missouri Department of Elementary...
DESE Staff Changes!! 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2021 1:34 PM

Please see the following changes to the DESE Afterschool Staff Team:

1) Kim Wolf is retiring. Her last day working will be Wednesday, October 20.

2) Cheryl Pickett has taken another job outside of DESE. Her last working day will be Thursday, October...

DESE Update 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/23/2021 8:55 AM

Here are two important updates for all current grantees, from DESE, you must be aware of:

1) You received a DESE Important Updates and Changes email from your ARE in early September and it was also posted here in the Portal. PLEASE READ and make the...

DESE Afterschool Program - Important Updates and ChangesAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:28 PM

Please see the attached detailed information pertaining to changes as a result of our move into the new Office of Childhood. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your assigned DESE afterschool supervisor. ​

Fast Five Fridays 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 10:36 AM

We will not be distributing the monthly Fast Five Fridays for September or October 2021 due to our Extended Learning Section's transition into the new Office of Childhood. We hope that we can continue the Fast Five Fridays later in the year. ​

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 - Change in Services Offered 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:35 AM

This information also applies to the 2021-2022 school year programming. ​

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,...


 Other Announcements

CRRSA Opportunities 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 3:18 PM

We encourage you to go to the DESE Office of Childhood’s Child Care Relief Funds website for more information about the following CRRSA opportunities:

  • ** Communities/schools wanting to start an afterschool program**  Start-Up/Expansion/Enhancement...
New Child Care Relief Funds Application Available 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 3:14 PM

The Office of Childhood is pleased to announce another Non-Traditional Hours of Care funding opportunity for child care providers. These funds allow for reimbursement to child care providers who cared for children during non-traditional hours between...

Show Me Afterschool Day 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 2:20 PM

Do you want to help educate about Afterschool? The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) will be hosting the Show Me Afterschool Day on February 15. Please go to their website for more information at or contact Natalie Hampton at​

Youth Development Credential 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 1:28 PM

The state has set aside Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) funds for 1,000 Youth Development Credentials (YDC).​ Please consider earning your YDC in 2022! Scholarship recruitment and applications will begin in January...

Missing Children Poster Contest - For Fifth GradersAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/1/2021 8:11 AM

​Please read the attached flier for details, deadline, prize, etc. 

Lights On Afterschool Proclamation - 2021Attachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/28/2021 1:56 PM

Please find attached a copy of the 2021 proclamation for the annual Lights On Afterschool day! Feel free to display a copy of this at your event.​

Statewide Afterschool Evaluations 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/8/2021 8:52 AM

The portal section posting of all historical statewide evaluations of Missouri's afterschool program is currently down for reconstruction. It should all be resposted during October 2021. If you need anything from the evaluation in the meantime,...

Lights On Afterschool - Coming Soon! 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:28 PM

Are you registered for this national event?​ The national day of afterschool awareness ​is right around the corner, October 28, 2021. Do you have an event planned? Have you registered your event with the Afterschool Alliance? Remember, you don't...

External Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 10:42 AM

Per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is required to provide a list of prescreened external 

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”...

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...


 Fast Five Friday


 Grant & Funding Opportunties

Child Care Relief Funding 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/7/2022 3:18 PM

Be sure to check out the column to the left "Other Announcements" for a few postings about possible Child Care Relief Dollars now available.​

New York Life Foundation 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/1/2021 12:36 PM

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applications from afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle-school youth. In total, $1.8 million in grants will be awarded to programs all across the country. This is the sixth year of the...

AmeriCorps Funding - Application Now Open 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/2/2021 12:38 PM

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) is now seeking applications for the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps program year.

Applications are due by November 15, 2021.

To learn how to apply for AmeriCorps funding, please visit

Youth Changing the World Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:04 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.

New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award or Founder’s Award 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:00 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...

Pets in the Classroom Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 8:56 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 not...

John Templeton Foundation - Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 9:13 AM

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...