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CA National Board Certified Teacher Incentive Program

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

Funding Description

The CA National Board Certified Teacher Incentive Program provides a $25,000 incentive award for California National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who teach in high-priority schools. This one-time incentive award of $25,000 is paid in $5,000 installments for five consecutive years. The annual payment shall be made upon completion of the school year, and upon approval of a district-certified application.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Department of Education (CDE) provides Local Education Agencies (LEA) twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each National Board Certified teacher that agrees to teach at a high-priority school for five years. Awards granted shall be disbursed in annual payments of five thousand dollars ($5,000) over a five-year period. The annual payment shall be made upon completion of the school year to the LEA. The LEA will disburse each payment to the district-certified and approved applicant.
Other Eligibility Considerations For additional eligibility criteria, please refer to the authorizing statute.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Funding is authorized by Assembly Bill 130 Education Trailer Bill (commencing with Section 22) and added to Chapter 2 of Part 25 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6271 / 8590
Total Available $225,000,000
Recipient Amount $25,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 3, 2022
Due Date February 28, 2022
Expected Notification Date June 1, 2022

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background CA NBPTS Certification Incentive Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
ConApp ProgramsConsolidated Application Programs Listing []
Funding ResultsCalifornia NBCT Incentive Program []
Other The application is closed.


Program Susan Olsen, 916-445-4809,
Fiscal Kathryn Slaven, 916-319-0270,
Division Educator Excellence & Equity Division, 916-445-7331
Last Modified: October 31, 2022
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