CAN Newsletter – December 16, 2015


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Reminder: ASES Universal and Renewal Request for Applications Due Feb. 12

The California Department of Education Afterschool Division released a Request for Applications for After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal and Renewal grants. Approximately $4 million in funding is available for ASES Universal grants. The remaining funds are obligated for on-going grants funded via the Renewal application. The Renewal application is for existing grant recipients in Renewal Cycle A who wish to continue funding at existing levels. The Universal application is for new applicants and for existing grant recipients who wish to increase funding. Agencies that wish to be considered for funding in 2016-2017 must submit new applications. All applications are due February 12, 2016. Access the ASES applications


ESEA Reauthorization Signed by President Obama

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act formerly known as No Child Left Behind has been reauthorized. On December 10th, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The final bill was created by a congressional committee (consisting of members of the House and Senate) that were charged with creating a compromise between House and Senate education reform bills.


New CA3 Resources Outline Funding Challenges for ASES Programs

Three new documents recently released by the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3) outline funding challenges for ASES programs. ​Protect California’s Quality After School Programs provides a brief analysis of the benefits of expanded learning programs, the issues stagnant funding has created for ASES programs, and how a $72 million funding increase would provide relief to ASES programs. The document also outlines the importance of ongoing cost of living adjustments for the long-term sustainability of the ASES program.


GYSD 2016 Community Partner Program Launches

Youth Changing the World (YSA) invites new organizations to join its global coalition that will organize Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) April 15-17, 2016. The world’s challenges are complex and young people have the knowledge, creativity, compassion, and commitment to be a part of the solutions. Poverty, hunger, gender equality, unemployment, primary education, and climate change are among the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals/SDGs) that youth address through their GYSD events. Through the GYSD Community Partner Program, YSA will recognize your organization’s work to support both youth development and community development in your part of the world!


ALL IN for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for Covered California ends January 31, 2016. The ALL IN for Health Campaign has partnered with education leaders and schools across California to spread the word about affordable health coverage through Covered California and Medi-Cal. The All IN Campaign, a project of the Children’s Partnership, equips education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in schools and and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities.


Expanded Learning Funding Opportunities

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2016 

Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation Small Grant
Deadline: January 31st for fall and winter projects

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants
Deadline: May 6, 2016

Math Hero Award
Applications open Spring 2016

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The Michael Kamen Grant
Applications open Summer 2016

Target: A Bullseye View
Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: August 1- September 30, 2016

Kids in Need Foundation
Programs of Kids in Need Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing

Youth Changing the World (YSA)
KaBOOM! Grants for Outdoor Play
Deadline: Ongoing

Best Satellite Providers
Technology Grants for Educators: 17 Resources for Future-Proof Kids
Deadline: Varies by Grant Opportunity