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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

SAC and 21st CCLC Grant Writing Workshop - Registration OPENAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/1/2023 1:12 PM

The registration is now open for the SAC and/or 21st CCLC grant writing workshop. DESE anticipates having a grant competition for both of these grants in spring 2023. You are welcome to attend either or both workshops; see workshop details attached for...

Grant Writing Workshop - SAVE THE DATEAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/12/2023 1:04 PM

DESE Afterschool Programs will be conducting a grant writing workshop for both 21st CCLC and SAC in February. The first half of the day will be for 21st CCLC and the second half of the day (after lunch break) will be for SAC. Please see the attached...

Forms - Pay Attention Please 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/28/2022 3:12 PM

Please notice the address in the bottom right corner on the forms (non-LEAs and some ARP grantees) and send to that email address every time. We are continuing to incorrectly receive payment requests to the previous email account which has been updated...

Payments - Please Check 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/7/2022 8:08 AM

Please get with your bookkeeper and ensure that any payment requests you have submitted for this school year have been paid by DESE, especially if you are a 21st CCLC non-school (CBO) program. We have had some changes in the payment process and some...

Payment Request Form for 21st CCLC Non-Schools - REVISED 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/6/2022 12:17 PM

Please note that a change has been made to the Payment Request form for all non-schools (CBOs) of the 21st CCLC grant.


2022-23 Monitoring Schedule 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/2/2022 12:13 PM

The 2022-23 monitoring schedule has now been posted on the Portal. Additionally, please note that some changes in TMS cohort number assignments had to be made; therefore, please review the revised monitoring cohort groups list posted in the Portal to...

BIG CHANGE for 21st CCLC-Program Income/FeesAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/2/2022 7:37 AM

The US Department of Education just issued an update for grantees charging/collecting program income/fees. This is a big change. Please read the attached so you know I am not making this up at all. However, in short, what they are requiring now is that...

New DESE Afterschool Team Member - YIPPYAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/1/2022 12:35 PM

We are so happy to announce that Patrice Speed has joined our DESE Afterschool Program team. She began on November 21 and has been learning all things Afterschool. For the beginning few months, she will focus mostly on SAC grants with a few 21st CCLC...

MOSAC2 PDI - DESE Breakout Sessions 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/22/2022 10:06 AM

The PowerPoints used for the DESE breakout session for 'new directors' as well as the breakout session for 'all directors' ​are now posted on the Portal under the Training and Events tab (middle column) -- be sure to look for the titles with 2022...

Emailing DESE About Grants 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/4/2022 1:21 PM

If you could please help us out with this request, we would GREATLY appreciate it! On all future emails to either Jimmy, Cindy or the generic email addresses, can you PLEASE put in the subject line your grant name AND the cohort...

​Kids Care Center – Clarification on Changes 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/22/2022 12:52 PM

Please share with your KCC data staff.

Several changes have occurred to the federal 21st CCLC reporting process that have altered some of the pick list options when creating activities for your program in Kids Care Center (KCC).  

We recognize that...

Seeking Statekholder Engagement Taskforce for the Afterschool Evaluation FrameworkAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 2/8/2022 10:02 AM

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...

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...

 Other Announcements

Afterschool Programming Resource from USEDAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/31/2023 8:00 AM

The attached document is a guide for providers, school districts, and intermediaries that use federal funds for summer learning and afterschool. This tool can be used as a resource in the implementation of your out-of-school time programs. This tool...

Youth Development Credential (YDC) 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/21/2022 2:19 PM

The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) can help you further your training and education at no cost to you! If you are passionate about providing children and youth quality programming and care, let MASN assist you in turning your passion into a state...

Lights On Afterschool 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/17/2022 10:53 AM

Please join the Office of Childhood’s Afterschool Programs section in celebrating Lights On Afterschool this Thursday, October 20thLaunched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool...

Lights On Afterschool Proclamation - 2022Attachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/11/2022 8:35 AM

Please find attached a copy of the 2022 proclamation for the annual Lights On Afterschool day! Feel free to display a copy of this at your event.​​

STEM Peer Learning Community (PLC) 
by Cindy Heislen
 4/29/2022 8:07 AM

The goal of the 2022-23 STEM Peer Learning Community (PLC), supported by a grant to MASN from the Million Girls Moonshot (MGM) initiative, is to equip afterschool educators with the tools to facilitate effective learning in STEM. The PLC will focus on...

External Organizations 
by Cindy Heislen
 6/7/2022 1:32 PM

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...


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 Grant & Funding Opportunties

Possible Funding for Field Trip Transportation 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/2/2022 3:01 PM

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Bus Grant Program is now open. These non-competitive grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. The deadline...

Afterschool Meals Grants 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/7/2022 10:28 AM

No Kid Hungry Missouri, a project of the Missouri Family and Community Trust and the MU Center for Health Policy, offers competitive grants of up to $5,000 to increase access to afterschool meals programs supported through the USDA's...

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...

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.

Pets in the Classroom Grant 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/7/2022 10:32 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...