The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) has
released the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program and After School
Safety and Enrichment Teen (ASSETs) Program Request for Applications (RFAs) for funding
beginning in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
The 21st CCLC funding is for elementary or middle school programs that support the creation of
community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non- school
hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools
and their families.
ASSETs funding is for high school programs that create incentives for establishing locally
driven after school enrichment programs where partner schools and communities provide
academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school pupils in the hours after
the regular school day, and that supports college and career readiness.
The 21st CCLC and ASSETs RFAs can be found on the CDE Funding and Fiscal Management
Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5647. The final date for applications for both 21st CCLC and ASSETs is Tuesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2021.
The submission deadline for the hard copy application(s) to the California Department of
Education (CDE) and uploading the application narrative(s) into FAAST has changed from 5
p.m. to 4 p.m. on the due date. Applications are due Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley intends to apply for a 21 Century Community Learning Center grant to fund Comprehensive After School Programs at eligible, qualified school sites.