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Equity Lead

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

Funding Description

The Equity Leads were established in 2023 under Senate Bill 114, Section 79 (Chapter 48 of the Statutes of 2023) as part of California Statewide System of Support as a key lead initiative, with a $2 million annual investment. The Equity Leads will partner with local educational agencies (LEAs) to identify barriers and opportunities and implement actions and services to meet the identified needs of all pupils, including by addressing racial disparities in opportunities and academic outcomes. Additionally, Equity Leads will Identify existing resources (including support for educator preparation, recruitment, retention, and professional development) and monitor the impact of the implementation of local control and accountability plan goals. Equity Leads will prioritize support to schools receiving Equity Multiplier Funding.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The application may be submitted by a LEA (e.g., county office of education or school district) or a consortium of that demonstrates the capacity to meet statutory goals and responsibilities outlined in the Request for Applications.
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 52073.5, 2023 Statutes, Chapter 48, Section 79
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7810 / 8590
Total Available $2,000,000
Recipient Amount Variable, based on the grant formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The grant allocation will be determined by the California Department of Education and California Collaborative for Educational Excellence based on the number of LEAs being supporting by the work of each selected Equity Lead.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 27, 2023
Due Date January 25, 2024
Expected Notification Date March 1, 2024

Additional Information

Application Equity Lead Agency []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsEquity Leads []
Other 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, 916-319-0609
Last Modified: December 14, 2023
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