Release of the FY 22-23 ASES Universal and ASES Frontier Request for Applications
February 22, 2022
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) recently announced the release of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal Program Request for Applications (RFA) and the ASES Frontier Transportation RFA for funding beginning in the 2022–23 fiscal year. Both RFAs can be found on the CDE Funding Opportunities web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/fundingop.asp.
After School Education and Safety Universal Program Request for Applications
The ASES Universal RFA is for new program sites or for current grantees that wish to apply for increased funding up to the legislative cap. The ASES Universal RFA can be found on the CDE RFA web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r27/ases22rfa.asp The RFA will provide background and details of all the application requirements.
Due to the postponement of the 2021–22 grant reductions process because of COVID-19, it is estimated that the ASES funding available for 2022–23 will be around $ 3 million solely based on school closures and site cancellations. The significantly lowered amount available for funding makes this grant funding year an extremely more competitive process than previous years.
For more information about ASES Grants, please access the ASES Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/documents/asestwentyfirstassests.docx.
After School Education and Safety Frontier Transportation Program Request for Applications
The ASES Frontier Transportation RFA is to provide supplemental funding for existing ASES grantees that have transportation needs due to their after school program site being located in Frontier Areas as specified in California Education Code Section 8483.7(a)(5). The RFA will provide background and details of all of the application requirements. The ASES Frontier application is not applied for through ASSIST, it is a hard copy application.
The ASES Frontier Transportation RFA, Frequently Asked Questions, a list of eligible sites, and more can be found on the CDE RFA web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r27/asesfrontier22rfa.asp
Final Filing Date
The final filing date for both applications is March 30, 2022.
The original application packet must be postmarked on, or before Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and mailed to the CDE, EXLD. Mail the original application packet to the address below. Postmarks will be honored. Due to COVID restrictions, in-person delivery of applications to the CDE is not currently allowed.
ASES Universal Grant Application/or
ASES Frontier Grant Application
Expanded Learning Division1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Please contact the CDE EXLD by phone at 916-319-0923, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.