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California Community Engagement Initiative Lead Agency

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

Funding Description

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) was established in 2018 under Assembly Bill 1808, section 140 (Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018) as part of California's Statewide System of Support as a key lead initiative, with a $13.2 million investment. The CEI is tasked with building the capacity of communities and school districts to conduct meaningful engagement by building capacity in school districts, identifying effective models of community engagement and metrics, developing effective peer-to-peer partnerships between school districts and county offices of education (COEs). Currently, the CEI represents 44 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) statewide, which include schools, districts, and county offices of education. The 2022-23 Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (Assembly Bill 181, Chapter 52 of the Statues of 2022) funded and established an expansion of the CEI with an additional $100 million investment.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The application may be submitted by a county office of education on behalf of a consortium of entities (e.g., LEAs), institutions of higher education, and nonprofit educational services providers) that demonstrates the capacity to meet statutory goals and responsibilities outlined in section II. B.
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 52, Section 87
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7505 / 8590
Total Available $100,000,000
Recipient Amount Variable, based on the grant formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The administrative agent of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), pursuant to policy and program direction from the CCEEs governing board, shall develop the budget for CEI 2.0, subject to approval by the Department of Finance.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 23, 2023
Due Date February 28, 2023
Expected Notification Date May 1, 2023

Additional Information

Application Community Engagement Initiative 2.0 Lead Agency  []
Background Community Engagement Initiative []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCommunity Engagement Initiative 2.0 Lead Agency  []
Other The application window for this program is from January 23-February 28, 2023. This is Year 1 of a 5-year grant.


Program California System of Support,
Fiscal California System of Support,
Division Student Achievement and Support Division
Last Modified: January 25, 2023
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