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Teacher Credentialing Block Grant Clusters

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.


Funding Description

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) award cluster grants on a competitive basis to Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Programs. There are six regional clusters and two grants are awarded per cluster. The grantees identify a teacher induction program consultant to assist the school district or consortiums of school districts forming a cluster. Primary responsibilities include assisting in designing, implementing, refining, and evaluating the teacher induction programs; disseminating information on teacher induction programs to all interested participants within the cluster; and collaborating with other cluster staff and state administrative agency staff statewide to ensure ongoing program effectiveness and improvement.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Selection of the BTSA Cluster Region LEAs is through the request for application process. It is a competitive process that is consistent with the requirements of BTSA funding. Eligible applicants include districts or consortium of school districts currently administering a local BTSA teacher induction program. All applicants must show that they have the capacity to serve all current and emerging BTSA programs located within the cluster region from which they apply.
Other Eligibility Considerations School districts, consortium of school districts, or county offices of education that are awarded the cluster grants must identify a teacher induction consultant to assist and support the local educational agencies forming the cluster for which they apply.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Education Code Sec. 44279.7; Budget Item Number 6110-244-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7392 / 8590
Total Available $3,329,000
Recipient Amount 277416.66
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 12, 2009
Due Date March 16, 2009
Expected Notification Date April 20, 2009

Additional Information

Application BTSA Request for Applications  [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r12/btsagntclus09rfa.asp]
Background External Resources for Teachers [http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/er/]
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Education Code Section 44279.7 states that the CDE and the CTC must establish criteria for the formation of school districts or consortiums of school district teacher induction program clusters based upon, but not limited to, geographic proximity, program size, number of participating teachers served, and similarity of teacher characteristics and student population in each school district.

Contacts

Program Edna Shoemaker, 916-319-0754, eshoemaker@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Christy Gunsolley, 916-323-5549, cgunsoll@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6440 (phone), 916-323-2806 (fax)
Last Modified: January 13, 2009
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