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California Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative

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

Funding Description

The purpose of the California Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative is to provide in-depth professional learning opportunities for collaborative teams of secondary educators, their school-site administrator, and faculty from their partner institution(s) of higher education to support the implementation and evaluation of grade 12 experiences that are designed to prepare pupils for placement into college-level courses in mathematics.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education
Required Eligibility Criteria ESEA Title II, Part A requires three mandatory partners for an Improving Teacher Quality State Grant, a school or department of education within an institution of higher education (IHE) that prepares teachers; a division of arts and sciences within an IHE; and a high-need local educational agency.
Other Eligibility Considerations For additional eligibility criteria, please refer to page 5 of the Request for Applications.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Funding is authorized through The Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program is a federal program, established under Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 84.367.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2016-17
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8290
Total Available $6,400,000
Recipient Amount Five grant awards for up to $1,280,000 each.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Grant recipients may receive awards up to $1,280,000.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 1, 2016
Due Date August 19, 2016
Expected Notification Date October 10, 2016

Additional Information

Application CA Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative []
Background ITQ State Agency Higher Education Grants []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Teacher and Leader Policy Office, 916-445-7331,
Fiscal Teacher and Leader Policy Office, 916-445-7331,
Division Educator Excellence and Equity Division, 916-445-7331
Last Modified: March 4, 2022
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