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The purpose of the California AfterSchool Network is to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programs that support success for all children and youth.

News & Events

We are committed to providing you with the resources and tools necessary to build high quality out-of-school time programs in California. Keep up to date with all the latest news and events.

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NASA Funding Opportunity for NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions
Deadline: August 13, 2020

The NASA Office of STEM Engagement invites proposals from museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, youth-serving organizations, libraries, and other eligible nonprofit institutions via this 2020 NASA Research Announcement: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions, Remote Opportunity Rapid Response (TEAM II RORR) NNH20ZHA002N-TEAMIIRORR. This is a one-time opportunity with a shortened response period. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or Grants.gov.

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Prop 64 Youth Community Access Grant Program
Deadline: September 16, 2020

The California Natural Resources Agency will be accepting proposals for the Youth Community Access Grant Program from July 14th, 2020 to September 16th, 2020 via the System for Online Application Review (SOAR). The program, funded by Proposition 64, seeks projects that support youth access to natural or cultural resources with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, community education and recreational amenities to support youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

Approximately $5.7 million in awards will be funded by this program. Applicants submitting the most competitive proposals will be invited to participate in the next level of the competitive process, estimated to begin Spring 2021. 

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CA Budget: Devastating Cuts Place Thousands of Children & Families at Risk
Monday, May 18, 2020

Last Thursday, May 14, Governor Newsom released his updated budget proposal. While we agreed with his statements about the need to mitigate learning losses, provide social and emotional support to students, and keep our public education system strong, his proposed $100 million cut to afterschool programs would be a huge setback for children and families in California who are already disproportionately affected by the current crisis. CA3 issued this statement in response.

This is not yet a done deal: we still have allies in the legislature working to protect families and the programs they count on every day. In fact, when we fought for critical afterschool funding in the past, increases came from the legislature, not the governor’s budget.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

To support access to information about how best to respond to coronavirus disease, we are maintaining this page with links to resources published by state and federal agencies and other reputable sources. We also advise consulting your local school district and public health department for local information.

Additional resources are being curated and these webpages will be updated at least once a week.  


Meet Mizzen by Mott

As champions for children, you’re doing everything you can during this time to keep youth safe and continue to serve them. We also know you’re doing all you can to support your staff. You have risen to the challenge in every way. 

In support of your efforts, we have a new resource to share with you.

Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content to the afterschool field.