CDE Resources

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CDE Resources

As a service to the field, CAN provides regular updates and messages from the California Department of Education (CDE). Currently many of these messages are from the Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) but occasionally may include other relevant content from other divisions and offices of CDE.

**Access the newly revised Expanded Learning webpage for the following information:

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Quality Standards and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Statewide System of Support
  • Laws and Policy
  • Reporting and Forms
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Advisory Committee
  • Recognition
  • Additional Resources
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Fiscal Year 2020-21 Attendance Reporting Guidelines

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Since March 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE) has issued several guidance documents that support legislative changes impacting the After School Education and Safety, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and, the After School Safety and Education for Teens grants in fiscal year (FY) 2020–21. 

The following attendance reporting guidelines are in accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 98, statute issued on June 29, 2020. The SB 98 authorized the CDE to waive California Education Code Section 8483.7, thereby omitting grant reductions to programs experiencing a decrease in program attendance in FY 2020–21. Due to this waiver, grantees are assured that reporting attendance for FY 2020–21 will not have an adverse fiscal impact on their grant.

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License Exempt Waiver to Expanded Learning Program
Updated Guidance on programs operating more than 60 hours

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The California Department of Education (CDE) worked in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to develop this memo regarding waivers for After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (ASES/Expanded Learning) programs that want to expand their current programs. We are committed to supporting ASES/Expanded Learning providers who continue to provide quality programs for the children of families working on the frontlines against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency in California, both Departments are taking major and unprecedented actions to ensure that ASES/Expanded Learning providers have the resources and flexibility needed to meet the needs of children in care.

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Funding Opportunity: The California Community Schools Partnership Program
Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020

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Disruptions due to the COVID-19 emergency have forced districts and schools to focus on the direct connection between schools and families and to examine the link between school and community services. 

Community school strategies are an effective approach to mitigate the academic and social impacts of the pandemic, improve school responsiveness to student and family needs, and to organize school and community resources to address barriers to learning. 

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After School Education and Safety (ASES) and ASES Frontier Transportation Grant Renewal

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The ASES grantees listed under renewal Cycle C, will have the opportunity to apply for renewal for another three-year period, consistent with California Education Code (EC)Section 8483.7(a)(1)(A). There are two parts to this process, (1) submit a current ASES Program Plan and (2) submit the ASES renewal application.

Current grantees may verify the grant cycle of their program on the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) ASES Grant Renewal Cycles web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/asesrenewalcycles.asp.

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2019-20 Annual Grantee Outcome-Based Data Report for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Deadline Approaching
Due: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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The 2019–20 Annual Grantee Outcome-Based Data Report for Evaluation and CQI is a grant requirement for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program, and the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program. Failure to report this data will lead to grant termination per California Education Code Section 8483.7(a)(1)(G).

The Excel workbooks used to complete these reports are attached to this email. One workbook is for 21st CCLC and ASES elementary/middle programs; the other workbook is for high school ASSETs programs. Each workbook includes two tabs for data input:

  • Outcome Data for Evaluation
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
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Attendance Submission Guidance
CA Update: July 21, 2020

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This guidance is being shared to address questions that have received about what is actually to be reported in the After School Support and Information System (ASSIST) for the second semiannual attendance report that is due on July 30, 2020. As the times have changed, CDE needed to update their guidance for reporting attendance for this time period. CDE is aware that the previous guidance sent out on April 27, 2020, did not include some of this information.

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Important CDE Updates
July 2020

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Important updates from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) regarding:

  • Survey-Identifying 21st CCLC and ASSETs Programs Charging Fees
  • ASES Universal Final Intent to Award
  • ASES Frontier Final Intent to Award
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COVID-19 Guidance from CDE Expanded Learning Division
As of October 9, 2020

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Recent guidance from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) has

  • ensured grants remain intact,
  • programs will receive attendance relief for closures related to COVID-19,
  • grant reductions have been suspended, and
  • hourly employees and classified staff can continue to be paid.  

More specific details are outlined in the below links: 

The Expanded Learning Division continues to work on providing additional guidance related to expanded learning program grants. If you have any questions, please contact expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov.

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COVID -19 Guidance From CDE Expanded Learning

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Recent guidance from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) has

  • ensured grants remain intact,
  • programs will receive attendance relief for closures related to COVID-19,
  • grant reductions have been suspended, and
  • hourly employees and classified staff can continue to be paid.  

For more specific details visit our COVID-19 Resource Center and check out the links below.

Trying to better understand what all this guidance means for your program? Check out CAN’s recent interviews with EXLD Director, Michael Funk:

The Expanded Learning Division continues to work on providing additional guidance related to expanded learning program grants. If you have any questions, please contact expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov.

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Important CDE Updates
March 2020

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Important updates from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) regarding:

*Important Due Dates
*Resources
*Upcoming Regional Events

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Important CDE Updates
February 2020

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Important updates from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) regarding:

*Important Due Dates
*Resources
*Upcoming Regional Events

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Important CDE Updates
January 2020

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Important updates from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) regarding:

*Important Due Dates
  -Annual Performance Report
  -Request for Applications Deadlines
  -Attendance Relief and Staff Development Day Credit Deadlines
  -First Semiannual Attendance Report & Second Quarter Expenditure Report Due
*Resources
*Upcoming Regional Events

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Important CDE Updates
December 2019

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Important updates from the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) regarding:

  • Important Due Dates
    • Annual Performance Report
    • Request for Applications Deadlines
    • Attendance Relief and Staff Development Day Credit Deadlines
    • First Semiannual Attendance Report & Second Quarter Expenditure Report Due
  • Resources
  • Upcoming Regional Events
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Important CDE Updates
October, 2019

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*NEW Expanded Learning Web Pages

The Expanded Learning web pages (formerly called Before and After School web pages) have been recently redesigned to include eight major categories! Please be advised that as the result of these changes, almost all of the existing hyperlinks have changed. Head on over to the CDE website to access updated content today!

Important Dates

Tuesday, October 15: Summer Literacy Expenditure Report Due

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Important CDE Updates
September, 2019

Friday, September 13: Policy Committee Applications Due

  • The Policy Committee of the Expanded Learning Division is currently looking to recruit new members. The purpose of the Policy Committee is to help clarify policies to support quality programs. To learn more, or apply, click here.

Friday, September 20: Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluation Due

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Important CDE Updates
August, 2019

Thursday, August 15: Attendance and Expenditure Revisions Due

  • All grantees have until August 15 to submit FY 18-19 expenditure and attendance revisions to their fiscal analyst. For more information, contact your Regional Analyst.

Friday, September 20: Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluation Due

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Important CDE Updates
July, 2019

Check out key upcoming deadlines from the CDE-EXLD for Attendance Relief Requests/Professional Development Days forms, Expenditure Reports, Attendance Reports, and Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluations.

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Grant Reduction Process: ASES, 21st CCLC, and ASES Programs

This post contains information on the grant reduction process for the After School Education and Safety, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Programs. 

A grant reduction process is required by the California Education Code (EC) sections 8483.7 and 8483.76, effective July 1, 2019.  Attached to this post is the Grant Award Reduction Process with examples. 

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