Frequently Asked Questions


What is ASES?

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. This proposition amended California Education Code (EC) 8482 to expand and rename the former Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhood Partnerships Program. The ASES Program funds the establishment of local after school education and enrichment programs. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through ninth grade (K-9). Funding is designed to: (1) maintain existing before and after school program funding; and (2) provide eligibility to all elementary and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout California. The current funding level for the ASES program is $550 million.



What are the California Quality Standards for Expanded Learning?

The California Department of Education has developed a set of 12 Quality Standards for Expanded Learning programs to create a clear framework of expectations, and a shared vision of quality programming among multiple stakeholders. The standards are not an assessment or compliance tool, but rather a guide and a source of support in program improvement.

For more detailed information please visit, CDE Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California


What is the 21st CCLC?

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) is a state administered, federally funded grant program. It provides five-year grant funding to establish or expand before-and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged kindergarten through twelfth-grade students (particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement). This grant contributes to academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas.



What is ELO-P?

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. “Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.


Who do I contact to bring a Legacy Summit to my site?

Thank you for your interest in hosting a Legacy Summit for your stakeholders. For more information on how we can collaborate, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss this opportunity.