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21st CCLC & ASSETs


Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) is to support community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools. The purpose of the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program is to support community learning centers for students in grades nine through twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement students' regular academic program.

Program Questions: Expanded Learning Division, email: 21stCCLCandASSETSRFA@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-319-0923

Downloading Questions: Expanded Learning Division | 21stCCLCandASSETSRFA@cde.ca.gov

Document Description
Request for Application (DOCX)
Overview and Instructions for the 21st CCLC Elementary/Middle and High School grant application.
ASSIST Application Process
Instructions on how to complete the After School Support and Information System (ASSIST) portion of the application. For questions regarding ASSIST please email: assist@cde.ca.gov.
FAAST Application Process
Instructions on how to fill out the narrative portion in the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST). For questions regarding FAAST please email: faast_admin@waterboards.ca.gov.
Online Application
Online application using the ASSIST.
21st CCLC and ASSETs FAQ's
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to the FY 2023-24 21st CCLC and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Request for Applications (RFA).
Funding Priority Certification Justification Narrative (PDF)
Justification Narrative for the Jointly Submitted Funding Priority (if applicable).
21st CCLC/ASSETs RFA Cohort 14 Overview (PPTX)
PowerPoint Presentation for the FY 2023-24 21st CCLC/ASSETs RFA.
Virtual Trainings and Assessments All Applicants and Co-Applicants who are applying for this RFA must complete a series of six training videos and assessments to ensure a solid understanding of the grant requirements.

Certifications and Assurances
Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted July-2022)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 29, 2022
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