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California Geographic Lead Agency Program

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

Funding Description

Assembly Bill (AB) 1808 appropriated $4 million annually to establish the California Geographic Lead Agency System to build county office of education capacity to ensure that counties are equipped to build the capacity of their local educational agencies to support the continuous improvement of student performance within the state priorities as defined in California Education Code Sections 52060 and 52066 and address the gaps in achievement between student groups as defined in Section 52052.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Must be a county superintendent of schools and able to demonstrate: (1) expertise with the state priorities, (2) ability to identify, coordinate, and calibrate services to be made available to county offices of education and local educational agencies within its geographic region, (3) capacity to support county offices of education outside of the initial region if requested, and (4) plans for developing a regional consortium to establish and monitor progress toward goals for improved performance across multiple measures.
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 32, Section 74.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7505 / 8590
Total Available $4,000,000
Recipient Amount Variable, based on the grant formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Grant formula based on $250,000 base grant and additional funds based on the number of counties within the geographic area, the number of school districts eligible for differentiated assistance within the geographic area.

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 12, 2023
Due Date May 15, 2023
Expected Notification Date June 15, 2023

Additional Information

Application California Geographic Lead Agency Program []
Background Geographic Lead Agencies []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCalifornia Geographic Lead Agency Program []
Other Six Geographic Lead Agencies submitted Requests to Renew their grant for another term. Alameda County Office of Education chose not to renew, and a Request for Application is being released for its replacement.


Program Anissa Sonnenburg, 916-319-0609,
Fiscal Anissa Sonnenburg, 916-319-0609,
Division Student Achievement and Support Division, 916-319-0609
Last Modified: April 18, 2023
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