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Community Engagement Initiative

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

Funding Description

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.


Eligible Applicants 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.
Other Eligibility Considerations N/A
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


Legal Authority Legal and funding authority: 2018 Statutes, Chapter 32, Section 140
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2018-19
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7810 / 8590
Total Available $13,274,000
Recipient Amount Variable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Variable funding based on the budget for the Community Engagement Initiative created by the administrative agent of the California Collaborative of Educational Excellence and subject to approval by the Department of Finance.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 13, 2018
Due Date September 27, 2018
Expected Notification Date October 17, 2018

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Community Engagement Initiative []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Paula Evans, 916-319-0372,
Fiscal Susan D.S. Myers, 916-319-0652,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0836 (phone), 916-319-0961 (fax)
Last Modified: August 10, 2018
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