Cycle-B-ASES Renewal Application is Available in ASSIST for FY 2023-24
December 2022

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The California Department of Education (CDE) recently communicated an important message to the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Grant Renewal, Cycle B Grantees. 

The message provides information about the After School Education and Safety (ASES) and ASES Frontier Transportation grant renewal process.

The ASES grantees listed under renewal Cycle B 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 ASES Grant Renewal Cycles.

Available Now! ASES Renewal Application in ASSIST

There was a delay in the rollout of the After School Support and Information (ASSIST) database reporting system for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23. Due to this delay, we are adjusting the ASES Renewal Application submission due date to January 30, 2023.

Cycle B Renewal Due Dates

 Renewal Grant Items & Due Dates

  • ASES Renewal Program Plan - Due December 15, 2022, by email
  • ASES Renewal Application - Due January 30, 2023, by email

ASES Program Plan

The ASES Program Plan must be developed through a collaborative process that includes parents, youth, representatives of participating public school sites, governmental agencies (such as city and county parks and recreation departments); local law enforcement, community organizations, and the private sector (EC Section 8482.5[b]). Grantees must develop an ASES Program Plan that is available for on-site review (EC Section 8482.3[g]). The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) must be notified if the program goals or outcome measures are changed during the grant period (ECSection 8482.3[g][1][E]).

A Program Plan Guide is available for grantees on the CDE Reporting and Forms web page at ASES Program Plan Guide. The Program Plan includes, but is not limited to, program goals, program content, and any other information requested by the CDE. Grantees are required to use the program plan guide and provide a narrative description in response to the prompts listed under each Quality Standard section. The Program Plan must be submitted—as part of the ASES renewal process—and reviewed by the grantee every three years (EC Section 8482.3[g]). The ASES grantees shall maintain documentation of the ASES Program Plan for a minimum of five years, after the conclusion of the program (EC Section 8482.3[g][1][F]).

Submitting the Program Plan

Cycle B, ASES grantees must submit the completed ASES Program Plan in order for the renewal to be considered complete. Grantees must submit an electronic copy of the ASES Program Plan to the EXLD by email at no later than December 15, 2022. When emailing please include your agency name, grant identification number, and ASES Renewal Program Plan in the subject line of the email submission. The program plan can be sent as an attachment to the email or in a google docs format with a shared link.

If you have questions regarding this subject, please send an email to the EXLD at

Expanded Learning Division
California Department of Education