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21st Century California School Leadership Academy

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

The purpose of the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) is to provide in-depth supports for administrators and other school leaders.

Program Questions: Angie Ford, email:, phone: 916-319-0780

Downloading Questions: Joy Kessel, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, email:, phone: 916-319-0600

Request for Applications (RFA) Webinar

The Request for Applications webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 38:24) took place on Friday, January 24, 2020, providing an overview of the RFA and the application process.

Budget Revisions

Please provide Budget Revisions for years 2 and 3 (year 1 is optional). This submission portal is now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 21CSLA RFA

Document Description
Request for Applications (DOCX)
Complete description of the 21CSLA Competitive Grant Program, eligibility requirements, application process, funding, and sub-grantee requirements. This document contains the instructions, application, and required forms.
Errata Provides corrections regarding selection requirements and the timeline.
21CSLA Form A Form A – 21CSLA Intent to Submit an Application Online Form
(Closed on February 11, 2020)
21CSLA Form B-1 Form B-1 – 21CSLA Center Online Application
(Closed at 4 p.m. on March 3, 2020)
21CSLA Form B-2 Form B-2 – 21CSLA Regional Academy Online Application
(Closed at 4 p.m. on March 3, 2020)
21CSLA Form C (PDF) Form C – 21CSLA Statement of Assurances
21CSLA Form D (DOCX) Form D – 21CSLA Activities, Timeline, and Responsible Parties Template
21CSLA Budget Forms E and F (XLSX)

Budget Form E: Proposed Budget Summary

Budget Form F: Proposed Budget Narrative

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 Request for Application (RFA).
Drug-Free Workplace, CDE-100f Any entity, whether an agency or an individual, must complete, sign, and return this certification with its grant application to the CDE.
Lobbying, ED 80-0013 Certification regarding lobbying for federal grants in excess of $100,000.
Debarment and Suspension, ED 80-0014 Certification regarding debarment, suspension, ineligibility and voluntary exclusion--lower tier covered transactions.
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, CDE AO-FFATA-001 (DOC) Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-Award Reporting Compliance Form.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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