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California Partnership Academies: Career Technical Education Initiative

Projected Funding: Instructions for applying not available.

Funding Description

This is annual funding for the currently operating California Partnership Academies (CPA) programs included in the State Budget. The CPAs are effective school/district/business partnerships, providing integrated academic and career technical instruction to students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who are not motivated by traditional curricula. The CPA model, a school-within-a-school for students in the tenth through the twelfth grades, establishes viable partnerships with either the business community or the public sector, or both. Emphasis is placed on student achievement, attendance, and program accountability.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria School participating in the program must follow the specification of California Education Code (EC) sections 54690-54697. Funding will be provided through Proposition 98 Career Technical Education Initiative in the State Budget line item 6110-170-0001 for the currently operating CPA programs. We are not accepting new applicants at this time.
Other Eligibility Considerations Only existing CPAs may receive funding. In order to receive funding CPAs must submit a Letter of Intent, committing funds to the model mandated in EC sections 54690-54697, Each academy must also submit with the Letter of Intent, the 2020-21 Proposed Budget. These documents are due by April 15, 2020.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code sections 54690-54697
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6385 / 8590
Total Available $8,500,000
Recipient Amount up to $81,000
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Allocation is based on the number of qualifying student enrollment ($900, $1200, or $1400 per student) X # of students to qualify, grades 10-12). The student amount depends on the implementation level of the academy.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background California Partnership Academies (CPA) []
Fiscal California Partnership Academies (CPA) []
Other Educating for Careers/California Partnership Academies Conference details. Check the California Department of Education Web site for more information at:


Program Maria Burright, 916-319-0460,
Fiscal Emily Kast, 916-319-0474,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-319-0893 (phone), 916-319-0168 (fax)
Last Modified: June 1, 2021
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