Release of the ASES Universal RFA for FY 23-24
December 9, 2022

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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 2023–24 fiscal year. Both RFAs can be found on the CDE Funding Opportunities web page at Expanded Learning Funding Opportunities.

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 ASES Universal RFA FY 2023-24

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 2023–24 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

Final Filing Date

The final filing date for the applications is February 10, 2023. 

The original application packet must be postmarked on, or before Friday, February 10, 2023, and mailed to the CDE, EXLD. Mail the original application packet to the address below. Postmarks will be honored. The ASSIST RFA forms will be disabled at 4:30pm on February 10, 2023.

In-person delivery of applications to the CDE is not allowed, all applications must be mailed. 

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

Please contact the CDE EXLD by email at if you have any questions.

Expanded Learning Division
California Department of Education