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Educator Workforce Investment Grant: Special Education

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

Funding Description

The Educator Workforce Investment Grant is established by Senate Bill 75, Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, to support a competitive grant for professional learning opportunities for teachers and paraprofessionals across the state. The California Department of Education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall provide $5 million in total for a one-time grant for special education-related professional development.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education
Required Eligibility Criteria Lead applicants must be an institution of higher education (IHE) or a non-profit organization (NPO) with demonstrated expertise in developing and providing professional learning to teachers and paraprofessionals in public schools serving kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and capacity to implement special education-related professional development in a manner that aligns with the Statewide System of Support. If multiple IHEs or NPOs partner, a lead applicant must be identified.
Other Eligibility Considerations Positive consideration will be given to applicants who propose to partner with a county office of education or a consortium of county offices of education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority The Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill, Senate Bill 75, Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, Section 84, uncodified
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes N/A / N/A
Total Available $5,000,000
Recipient Amount $5,000,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available December 3, 2019
Due Date February 14, 2020
Expected Notification Date April 17, 2020

Additional Information

Application EWIG Special Education RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Allison Smith. Education Programs Consultant, 916-319-0377,
Fiscal Allison Smith, Education Programs Consultant, 916-319-0377,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-327-3553 (fax)
Last Modified: December 4, 2019
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