Community Engagement Initiative

Grant Name: Community Engagement Initiative

Administering Authority: California Department of Education (CDE)

Who Can Apply?

PreK-12 Educational Agency

Grant Category: Community Development, Education


Award Details - Variable funding based on the budget for the Community Engagement Initiative created by the administrative agent of the California Collaborative of Educational Excellence subject to approval by the Department of Finance.

Total Funding Available$13,274,000.00

Matching Requirement? No


Overview: Assembly Bill (SB) 1808 appropriated $13,274,000 to establish the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) which is to convene professional learning networks for purposes of improving local pupil outcomes and community engagement. The CEI will also develop and conduct a statewide training on community engagement. The CEI will be co-administered by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and a lead agency to be selected by the State Department of Education and the CCEE.

Eligibility: Local educational agencies

Required Eligibility Criteria: Be able to demonstrate the: (1) expertise with the state priorities, (2) expertise with forging effective community engagement practices to support conversations among all stakeholders and local educational agency staff that focus on improving outcomes for pupils, and (3) ability to coordinate and calibrate assistance and support to school districts.

Eligible Grade Level(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Eligible Age Level(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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