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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Provides funding for programs to focus on academic achievement, enrichment, and family literacy. Eligible entities include districts, cities, counties, community-based organizations and others.

Program Description
Description of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program.

A Vision for Expanded Learning in California – Strategic Plan: 2014-2016 (PDF; 2MB)
Developed by the California Department of Education in collaboration with K-12 educators, program practitioners, and support providers.

After School Visionary Leadership Award
Recognition for individuals who have worked several years in the field of after school and have demonstrated leadership, innovation, compassion, creativity, resourcefulness, and dedication in operating stellar after school programs.

21st CCLC Frequently Asked Questions (DOC; Modified 18-Oct-2013)

ASSETs Frequently Asked Questions (DOC; Modified 28-Nov-2012)

Funding and Fiscal Management
Available funding, award notifications, and budget information and forms for 21st CCLC grants.

California After School Physical Activity Guidelines (PDF; Revised Feb-2010)
These Guidelines provide resources for implementing high-quality physical activity programs within California Department of Education-funded after school programs.

Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California

Policy Guidance

Annual Outcome-Based Data for Evaluation

Regional Technical Assistance

  • Regional After School Technical Assistance System
    Provides training and technical assistance that develops and provides resources supporting safe and educationally enriching environments for children and youths in before and after school programs throughout California.
  • Regional Technical Assistance Contacts
    Regional After School Technical Assistance System contacts within the 11 service regions of the California County Superintendents' Educational Services Association.

Reports to the Legislature

Links to state and federal resources, as well as a sample document to be used to notify parents that an after school program is available at their child's school.

Contact the After School Division
Contact information for the ASES Program and the 21st CCLC Program.

Questions: After School | | 916-319-0923 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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