ASES Universal RFA for FY 24-25 Available!
Due: On or Before Tuesday, April 16, 2024


The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal Program Request for Applications (RFA) for funding beginning in the 2024–25 fiscal year. 

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 RFA: After School Education and Safety (CA Dept of Education). The RFA will provide background and details of all the application requirements.

Due to the postponement of grant reductions, it is estimated that the ASES funding available for 2024–25 will be around $5 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 ASES/21stCentury/ASSETs FAQS.

The original application packet must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and mailed to the Expanded Learning Division.

Mail the original application packet to the address below. Postmarks will be honored. The ASSIST RFA forms will be disabled at 4:30 PM on April 16, 2024.

In-person delivery of applications to the CDE is not permitted; all applications must be sent using the United States mail service. 

ASES Universal RFA
Expanded Learning Division
1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Please contact the CDE EXLD by phone at 916-319-0923, or by email at if there are any questions.