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California Geographic Lead Agency Program

Funding Description

Assembly Bill (AB) 1808 appropriated $4 million annually to establish the California Geographic Lead Agency System to build county office of education capacity to ensure that counties are equipped to build the capacity of their local educational agencies to support the continuous improvement of student performance within the state priorities as defined in California Education Code (EC) Sections 52060 and 52066 and address the gaps in achievement between student groups as defined in Section 52052.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Must be a county superintendent of schools and able to demonstrate: (1) expertise with the state priorities, (2) ability to identify, coordinate, and calibrate services to be made available to COEs and LEAs within its geographic region, (3) capacity to support COEs outside of the initial region if requested, and (4) plans for developing a regional consortium to establish and monitor progress toward goals for improved performance across multiple measures.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
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 Education Code 52073, 2018 Statutes, Chapter 32, Section 74
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7505 / 8590
Total Available $4,000,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Grant formula based on the number of counties within the geographic area, the number of school districts eligible for differentiated assistance within the geographic area, and the number of student groups eligible for differentiated assistance within the geographic area in the 2019-20 school year

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 10, 2018

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Geographic Lead Agencies []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other The application window for this program has passed. This is Year 3 of a 5-year grant.


Program Anissa Sonnenburg,
Fiscal Anissa Sonnenburg,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division
Last Modified: February 19, 2021
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