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 DESE Announcements - Directly Related to Grant Award

21st CCLC Evaluation/Guided Reflection Update 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/22/2020 8:14 AM

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 update to each of your...

SAC Grant Writing WorkshopAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 1/9/2020 11:44 AM

Please see the attached for information about the upcoming School Age Community (SAC) Grant Writing Workshop. ​

21st CCLC Guided Reflection Due Date 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/29/2019 12:12 PM

Please note there was an unexpected delay in gathering necessary data for the 2018-19 guided reflection/evaluation reports. Therefore, the deadline is being extended until somtime in January. We anticipate the data being ready to go to your evaluators...

DESE Christmas Tree Project 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/22/2019 12:55 PM

Our Extended Learning (afterschool) section here in DESE has been looking for additional ways in which we can showcase and promote afterschool within our Department. This year, we are going to put up a Christmas tree in our office...

Lights On ProclamationAttachment 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/18/2019 9:14 AM

Please see the attached Missouri Lights On proclamation signed by Governor Parson​ - feel free to print a copy to display at your events.

2019-20 Monitoring Schedule 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/18/2019 8:46 AM

The 2019-20 monitoring schedule has now been posted to the Portal under the procedures and report forms tab (monitoring section). Please be sure to take a minute to review it to see if your program has any monitoring requirements to meet this year.​

Lights On Afterschool 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2019 8:45 AM

The national day of afterschool awareness ​is right around the corner, October 24. Do you have an event planned? Have you registered your event with the Afterschool Alliance? Remember, you don't have to start big. It's ok to have a small event, the...

DESE Grantee Meeting 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2019 10:28 AM

As indicated in your grant guidance this year, we will be conducting our DESE grantee meeting for new staff/new programs ONLY this year; it is not for all grantees. Also, the 'new staff' should be those that are responsible for the grant as the program...

MOSAC2 PDI Details 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/7/2019 9:53 AM

Registration is open for this year’s MOSAC2 PDI.  There will be two fabulous keynote presenters – Devan Blackwell and Dr. Bertice Berry and a wide variety of featured speakers from around the country.  Of course, and plenty of Missouri-based...

Monitoring Selections for 2019-20 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/4/2019 1:49 PM

Please be watching for the 2019-20 monitoring list/schedule early next week; it will be posted on the DESE Portal under the 'procedures and report forms' tab in the monitoring section. ​Those programs selected for monitoring in December have been indivdiually...

21st CCLC Cohort 11 - Annoncements Made 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/4/2019 2:20 PM

Please be aware that the cohort 11 21st CCLC grants have now been awarded. A list of recipients can be found on our DESE website: ​ Congratulations to...

21st CCLC Cohort 11 Awards 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/30/2019 2:05 PM

We anticipate the announcement of the 21st CCLC grant recipients (cohort 11) any day now. Please be watching here for the announcement.​

KCC Data Entry Webinars 
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

DSS Time and Attendance Tracking System 
by Cindy Heislen
 12/19/2019 11:04 AM

Does your program currently claim subsidy? If so, are you aware of the new time and attendance tracking system DSS is requiring of programs to use this year? ​Several training sessions of the new system have been conducted recently. Please be sure...

Afterschool Ambassadors Announced 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/5/2019 10:57 AM

​Congratulations to all of the Afterschool Ambassadors!!

MASN Public Policy and Awareness is celebrating a milestone with its fifth year of the MASN Afterschool Ambassador Program! We are so delighted with this group of passionate afterschool professionals...
Chat & Chew with the Chat Pack 
by Cindy Heislen
 11/5/2019 10:32 AM

Chat & Chew with the Chat Pack – Join the moderators of the Chat Pack Facebook group on a monthly basis to talk about afterschool. The conversation is wide open and can cover whatever is on our collective minds! This is an informal opportunity to...

Show Me Afterschool Community Conversation 
by Cindy Heislen
 10/8/2019 8:34 AM

​Join program staff, parents, and community leaders to discuss the important role afterschool programs play for safety, prevention and providing opportunities for children and families.

Location: Gateway Middle School, 1200 N. Jefferson Avenue, St....

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

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...