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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 will promote access to service learning for grade twelve pupils who are enrolled at participating and eligible local educational agencies (LEAs), with the goal of expanding access for graduates in obtaining a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) through service learning. The program will award participating LEAs with grants of up to $500,000 to use for several purposes, including planning time, professional development, instructional materials, participation costs, and personnel costs.

Program Questions: Sarah Smith, email:

Downloading Questions: Professional Learning Innovations Office,

Document Description
Request for Applications (RFA) (DOCX)

Instructions and application for fiscal year 2023–24.

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 Webinar Slides (PPTX) Application webinar slides.
California Serves Grant Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 41:07) Recording of grant webinar.
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently asked questions and answers related to the California Serves RFA.

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: Thursday, March 7, 2024
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