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California Serves Grant Program

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Sarah Smith, email:

Downloading Questions: Educator Excellence and Equity Division, 916-323-6440,

Document Description
Request for Applications (RFA) (DOCX)

Instructions and application for fiscal year 2022–26.

Budget (XLSX)

Fillable Excel form for the budget.
California Serves Grant Program Announcement Letter Letter announcing the release of the RFA.
California Serves Grant Online Application Please see RFA for instructions.
California Serves Grant RFA Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. Registration Link
California Serves Grant Webinar (Coming Soon) Recording of application webinar
California Serves Grant Webinar Slides (PPTX) Application webinar slides

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the RFA.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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