Ethnic Studies Local SupportOne-time funding for local educational agencies to support ethnic studies course development.
Ethnic Studies One-Time Funding
Section 132 of the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (Assembly Bill 130) for the 2021–22 California State Budget appropriated $50 million from the General Fund for allocation to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and state special schools serving pupils in grades nine to twelve. Funds will be allocated on a per-pupil basis to support the creation or expansion of ethnic studies course offerings.
The funds may be used for the following purposes:
- To support curriculum and instructional resources, professional development, or other activities that support the creation or expansion of ethnic studies course offerings, including, but not limited to, courses that use the state-adopted ethnic studies model curriculum as a guide.
The California Department of Education will be conducting an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Train the Trainers Certification webinar on August 2, 2023, at 10 a.m. Please see the letter below for more information.