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California Serves Grant Program

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

Funding Description

The California Serves Grant Program provides funding for a grant period from fiscal year 2022-23 through 2024-25. Funds available to each applicant are based on the content and quality of the submitted application and proposed activities. The total annual grant budget for this Request for Applications (RFA), as appropriated in Section 71 of Assembly Bill 181 of the General Fund, is up to $5 million. Eligible local educational agencies may apply for grants of up to $500,000.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that serve pupils in grade twelve; offer the State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) to students locally; and in which at least 55 percent of the pupils enrolled in the applicant local educational agency shall be unduplicated pupils as defined in Education Code Section 2574 or 42238.02, as applicable.
Other Eligibility Considerations The California Department of Education (CDE) shall give positive consideration to applicants with high quality service learning programs that also directly support the statewide SSCE criteria.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 12


Legal Authority The 2022 Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill authorizes this program (Assembly Bill 181, Section 71, Statutes of 2022).
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7810 / 8590
Total Available $5,000,000
Recipient Amount $500,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The CDE shall issue grants of up to $500,000 to eligible LEAs that apply and are evaluated through a rubric provided in a Request for Applications.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 23, 2023
Due Date March 10, 2023
Expected Notification Date May 12, 2023

Additional Information

Application California Serves Grant []
Background California Serves []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCalifornia Serves Funding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Professional Learning Innovations Office,
Fiscal Professional Learning Innovations Office,
Division Educator Excellence & Equity Division, 916-323-4630
Last Modified: July 14, 2023
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