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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

KCC Data Entry WebinarsNew 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/20/2019 1:26 PM

Be sure to check out the announcement posted on the portal under the Kids Care Center Resources tab about monthly KCC data entry webinars being offered. Begins September 23, 2019!!​

21st CCLC Cohort 9 and 10 - Missing Document in Award Letters 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/10/2019 2:15 PM

Please note that the federally required "Federal Funds Disclosure Information" page was omitted from your 2019-20 continuation awards, but, they will be updated and sent to you in the coming weeks. Please be on the watch for this and ensure...

Missouri Specific Lights On Afterschool Webinar 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/10/2019 1:18 PM

Interested in planning a Lights On event but not sure where to begin? Join us on Thursday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. as the MASN Public Policy & Awareness Committee hosts an event to help you prepare for October 24. On this webinar, we'll...

21st CCLC Continuation Awards 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/27/2019 12:36 PM

Please note the 2019-20 continuation award letters should be coming today to the primary contact person. Please be certain you share the budget copies attached to the award letter with your finance office/bookkeeper. ​

21st CCLC Evaluation Data - Report Delay 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/21/2019 12:08 PM

Please see the message below from Terri with the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) regarding a delay in the report data.

Due to the significant increase in the documentation to be reviewed, the data needing to be calculated, and changes...
New Leaders Virtual Academy 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/12/2019 9:37 AM

​Are you a new 21st CCLC grantee looking for guidance on where to begin? Does your existing program need tools and resources to help you plan and prepare a high-quality, out-of-school time (OST) program? The U.S. Department of Education’s Y4Y team will...

2019-20 Award Letters - SAC 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/7/2019 12:36 PM

We are still waiting on our funding notice from Department of Social Services. Upon receipt, we will be able to issue your 2019-20 award letters. However, your substantially approved notices will allow you to operate beginning July 1 and receive reimbursement...

2019-20 Award Letters - CCLC 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/7/2019 10:16 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...
NEW Required Written Procedure 
by Cindy Heislen
 3/6/2019 3:08 PM

Consistent with Uniform Grant Guidance 2 CFR Part 200.430 (i), DESE is requiring all federal fund recipients (this includes SAC and 21st CCLC) to have a written procedure for Time and Effort which must address the internal controls designed to ensure...

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

Afterschool Ambassador Opportunity - Adult and YouthAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/10/2019 1:28 PM

Did you see the announcement from the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) that they are now accepting applications for both youth and adult afterschool ambassadors in Missouri. ​Please see the attached email for more details.

Constitution Day 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/6/2019 9:45 AM

September 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day, commemorating the September 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution.  In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funding hold an educational...

Lights On Afterschool Day Coming Soon! 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/28/2019 9:20 AM

Lights on Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates...
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...

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...

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;

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

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...