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Request for Applications

Scaling Up Multi-Tiered System of Support Statewide Funding

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

The Budget Act of 2021 appropriates $50 million to the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) for the Scaling Up Multi-Tiered System of Support Statewide (SUMS) project. The OCDE will award $30 million as subgrants to local educational agencies (LEA). The California Department of Education will select a partner entity to support high quality professional learning for educators. Up to $20 million is available for this purpose. The OCDE may expend $1 million to administer the grant program.

Program Questions: Julia Agostinelli, email:, phone: 916-322-9503

Downloading Questions: Alice Ng, Division Support Office, email:

Document Description
Request for Applications (RFA) (DOCX)
Instructions and application for fiscal years 2022–26.
Budget (XLSX) Fillable XLSX form for the budget.
SUMS Partner Entity Online Application (closed) Please see Appendix A of the RFA for instructions.
Errata 1 Provides corrections regarding Appendix A: Online Application Instructions in the RFA (Posted on December 7, 2021).
Errata 2 Provides correction to the Final Award Posted date (Posted on February 4, 2022).
SUMS Partner Entity Application WebinarExternal link opens in new window or tab. (Video 27:15) Recording of application webinar that took place on Monday, November 15, 2021. (Please note the header on slide four of the presentation is incorrectly labeled "Federal" Funding. This error is corrected in the slides below.)
SUMS Partner Entity Application (PPTX) Application webinar slides with presenter notes.
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.

Last Reviewed: Friday, July 21, 2023
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