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Ethnic Studies Professional Development

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

Funding Description

The contractor will provide: 1) Professional development and regional training for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals to support the creation or expansion of ethnic studies course offerings, including, but not limited to, courses that use the ethnic studies model curriculum adopted by the State Board of Education in March, 2021; 2) An online repository of resources to support ethnic studies courses.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The lead applicant must be a county office of education (COE), or consortium of COEs, with demonstrated abilities and expertise developing, implementing, and supporting local educational agencies (LEAs) in offering new and expanded ethnic studies courses for grades nine through twelve.
Other Eligibility Considerations The California Department of Education (CDE) shall give positive consideration to applicants that propose partnerships with an institution of higher education. If a consortium of COEs submits an application, one COE must be identified as the lead applicant.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill of 2021, Section 132 authorizes the Ethnic Studies Professional Development contract.
Source / Type State / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7810 / 8590
Total Available $5,000,000
Recipient Amount $5,000,000 maximum award amount
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The CDE shall issue a $5,000,000 contract, based upon merit, to the successful COE, or consortium of COEs, applicant.

Important Dates

Date Application Available December 31, 2021
Due Date February 14, 2022
Expected Notification Date March 18, 2022

Additional Information

Application Ethnic Studies RFA []
Background Ethnic Studies Professional Development []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFunding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Professional Learning Innovations Office,
Fiscal Professional Learning Innovations Office,
Division Educator Excellence & Equity Division
Last Modified: March 16, 2022
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