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California Community Schools Partnership Program

A community school is a “whole-child” school improvement strategy where the district and school work closely with teachers, students, families, and partners.

About the California Community Schools Partnership Program

The California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to improve student outcomes. These partnerships provide an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.

Community school strategies can be an effective approach to mitigate the academic and social impacts of emergencies that affect local communities, improve school responsiveness to student and family needs, and to organize school and community resources to address barriers to learning. Community schools often include four evidence-informed programmatic features, which are aligned and integrated into high-quality, rigorous teaching and learning practices and environments:

  • Integrated support services;
  • Family and community engagement;
  • Collaborative leadership and practices for educators and administrators; and
  • Extended learning time and opportunities.

Join the CCSPP-Info Mailing List to be notified, via e-mail, when new or updated information is available. To subscribe to the CCSPP-Info listserv, send a "blank" message to join-CCSPP-Info@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

2021-22 Application

There are four separate funding opportunities for the CCSPP.

Planning Grants

The CCSPP Planning Grants are for local educational agencies (LEAs) with no existing community schools. The grant awards are up to $200,000 and can be used for up to two-years.

CCSPP Funding Profile for Planning Grants

Implementation Grants

The CCSPP Implementation Grants are for new community schools, or for the expansion or continuation of existing community schools. The grant awards are up to $500,000 annually.

CCSPP Funding Profile for Implementation Grants

Coordination Grants

The CCSPP Coordination Grants are for qualifying entities. The grant awards are up to $100,000 annually, beginning in the 2024–25 fiscal year. The California Department of Education will publish the CCSPP Coordination Grant Request for Applications at a later date.

Regional Technical Assistance Center Contracts

The CCSPP Regional Technical Assistance Center contracts are for LEAs that wish to serve as regional technical assistance centers and provide technical assistance to grant recipients seeking to establish or expand community schools. The grant awards are up to $2,000,000 annually and can be renewed.

CCSPP Funding Profile for TAC contracts

Questions:   High School Innovations and Initiatives Office | CCSPP@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 15, 2022