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Learning Communities for School Success Program

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


Funding Description

The Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to local education agencies (LEAs) to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. The LCSSP is the result of Proposition 47, which reduced the penalties for certain non-serious, non-violent offenses and allocates 25% of the resulting statewide savings for LEA grants.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All LEAs, which includes school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, are eligible to apply. LEAs with a high rate (exceeding the state average) of chronic absenteeism, dropout, and out-of-school suspension will be given priority, as well as those with a significant representation of foster youth or in a community with a high crime rate.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K-12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Government Code Sec 7599-75992.5 Education Code Sec 33430-33436 EC Sec 8263 Sec 33 Section 39 of Chapter 29 of the Statues of 2016 and the FY 2021-22 State Budget. This Award is made contingent upon the availability of funds.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7085 / 8590
Total Available $27,171,000
Recipient Amount Various
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Approved LEAs will receive $50 per 2020-21 enrolled student for each year of the three-year grant. Minimum three-year grants for LEAs with 100 or less enrollment will be $15,000. Maximum LEA grants will be $2,000,000 for three-year grant period. This Award is made contingent upon the availability of funds.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 10, 2021
Due Date March 26, 2021
Expected Notification Date May 21, 2021

Additional Information

Application LCSSP Cohort 5 RFA. [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/lcsspcohort5.asp]
Background Program Description [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r8/documents/lcsspprojdes.asp]
Fiscal Learning Communities for School Success Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/schoolsuccess.asp]
Other Intent to Submit submitted by Friday, March 12, 2021. Webinar for prospective applicants is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Contacts

Program Pete Callas, 916-319-0669, LCSSP@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Cindy Rose, 916-319-0475, LCSSP@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-319-0893 (phone), 916-319-0168 (fax)
Last Modified: March 30, 2021
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