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21st Century High School ASSETs

Funding Description

The 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program provides incentives for establishing before- and after-school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support; safe, constructive alternatives for high school students; and assistance in passing the California High School Exit Exam. Programs may operate after school only, or after school and any combination of before school, weekends, summer, intersession, and vacation. Each program must consist of three elements: academic assistance, educational enrichment, and family literacy services.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Federal legislation mandates that school eligibility be based on requirements for Title I Schoolwide Programs. Competitive priority is to be given to applications serving schools identified as in need of improvement (Section 1116). To meet the competitive priority, an application must be jointly submitted by local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving funds under Title I, Part A, and community-based organizations or other public or private, entities. State legislation gives priority to high schools whose most recent score on the Academic Performance Index (API) ranks the school in the lowest three deciles.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible applicants include LEAs (school districts, county office of education, and direct-funded charter schools), community-based organizations, cities, counties, public or private entities (including faith-based organizations or private schools), or a consortium of two or more such organizations or agencies.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not Applicable


Legal Authority No Child Left Behind Act, Title IV, Part B, California Education Code sections 8420-8428 (revised by Statutes of 2006); Budget Item 6110-197-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4124 / 8290
Total Available $79,478,212
Recipient Amount $50,000 to $250,000 per school site.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Allocations are based on $10.00 per student per day.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background 21st Century Community Learning Centers []
Fiscal 21st Century Community Learning Centers []
Other Unavailable


Program After School Programs Office, 916-319-0923,
Fiscal After School Programs Office, 916-319-0923,
Division After School Division, 916-319-0923 (phone), 916-319-0221 (fax)
Last Modified: December 21, 2011

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