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
*Upcoming Regional Events




Important Dates

Request for Applications Deadlines:

Friday, January 31, 2020: Form for Attendance Relief and Staff Development Day Credit Due

The Form for Attendance Relief and Staff Development Day Credit are due Friday, January 31. For more information or to access the form click here.

Friday, January 31, 2020: First Semiannual Attendance Report

First Semiannual Attendance Reports are due Friday, January 31. The reports will not be available in After School Support and Information System (ASSIST) until early January.

Friday, January 31, 2020: Second Quarter Expenditure Report

Second Quarter Expenditure Reports are due Friday, January 31. The reports will not be available in ASSIST until early January.

Resource Center 

New York Life Foundation Grant Opportunity due January 24, 2020
Afterschool Alliance invites out-of-school time programs to apply for a competitive grant opportunity to support and bolster the ability of afterschool and summer learning programs to help their middle school students make a successful transition from eighth grade to ninth grade. This competitive grant program includes both one- and two-year grant opportunities. Applicants can only apply for one of these grants. One-year grants will begin in May 2020 and end in May 2021. Two-year grants will begin in May 2020 and end in May 2022. To learn more, access the Request for Proposals.

North American Association for Environmental Education Grant Opportunity due February 6, 2020Through the Watershed STEM Education Partnership grant program, the North American Association for Environmental Education is supporting the mutual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education goals of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Education. These grants will provide 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) with access to authentic STEM experiences that use NOAA’s unique educational mission as a context for engagement. To learn more, access the Request for Proposals.

Career and College Readiness Lesson Plans
These Career and College Readiness Lesson Plans are designed to introduce students to a broad range of critical career readiness knowledge and skills, leading to the development of a personal career action plan. To learn more, access the California Career Resource Network.

Mindset Kit
The Mindset Kit is a free set of online lessons and practices designed to help you teach and foster adaptive beliefs about learning. To learn more, access the Mindset Kit.

Federal Program Monitoring Tips Sheet
The Policy Committee of the Expanded Learning Division completed an in-depth analysis of the top Federal Program Monitoring findings. From there, they created a tip sheet to review the findings and provide resources. To learn more, access the Tips Sheet.

Jr. NBA Free Curriculum
The program’s free curriculum, created in partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation, aims to inspire the next generation of girls, ages seven to fourteen, to play basketball by pairing on-court training with off-court life skills lessons. The curriculum helps build girls’ confidence, prepare them for the challenges of adolescence and teach values like teamwork. To learn more, access the Jr. NBA Curriculum.

What’s New & Current Events 

  • January 16–17, 2020: Equity Conference (Region 9). To learn more, click here.
  • January 31–February 1, 2020: Annual “ReFrame The Brain” (Region 1): Registration coming soon!
  • February 1, 2020: Remix Conference (Region 2). To register, click here.
  • February 28, 2020: Middle and High School Summit (Region 4). To register, click here.

21st Century Community Learning Centers: Appropriation Packages Released
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey released the text of two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 the fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The bipartisan spending measure includes record-high $1.25 billion for newly named Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers. To learn more, access the Afterschool Alliance web page.

February 19–21, 2020: Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee Symposium
Save the date for the annual Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee Symposium that will be held in Monterey, California.

March 15–18, 2020: National AfterSchool Association Convention
Join over 2,000 members of our community at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for four days of networking, learning and inspiration: special events, 200 plus educational sessions, daily keynotes and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool. Come to the National AfterSchool Association Convention 2020 and Afterschool for All Challenge and leave saying, “I’ve found my people!”.