State or Federal?
The purpose of the 21st Century High School ASSETs Program is to provide local flexibility in the establishment or expansion of community learning centers that provide students in grades nine through twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program and that support college and career readiness, assist with literacy and related educational development services for families of these students, and provide a safe environment for students participating in their programs.

Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000 per year for a five-year period. Grant award notifications will be allocated in annual increments. See the RFA for additional details.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations
Eligibility Notes
Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds (20 United States Code §7173[a][3]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is either 1) in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.

Current ASSETs grantees may also apply if they meet one of the following conditions: they are applying for funding at additional school sites (that are eligible according to the requirements stated above); or
they are proposing to increase their current school site funding to the
legislative cap.

Currently funded ASSETs and After School Education and Safety (ASES) program sites applying to increase school site funding to the legislative cap, or renewing their school’s funding must meet the administrative reporting requirements for fiscal year 2016–17 and be considered in Good Standing in order to be eligible for ASSETs funds.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jan 26, 2018
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 22, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
California Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
In the most recent funding cycle, fiscal year 2017–18 (Cohort 10), applicants requested over $66 million in ASSETs program funding with approximately $23 million being awarded. Of the 66 applications submitted, 16 applications were funded. Thirty four percent of the total funds requested were awarded, indicating the highly competitive nature of the process.
Further Information
Program and Fiscal Contact Information:
Expanded Learning Division
Link to Further Information
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