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California Community Engagement Initiative Lead Agency

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

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) was established in 2018 under Assembly Bill 1808, section 140 (Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018) as part of California's Statewide System of Support as a key lead initiative, with a $13.2 million investment. The CEI is tasked with building the capacity of communities and school districts to conduct meaningful engagement by building capacity in school districts, identifying effective models of community engagement and metrics, developing effective peer-to-peer partnerships between school districts and county offices of education (COEs). Currently, the CEI represents 44 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) statewide, which include schools, districts, and county offices of education. The 2022-23 Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (Assembly Bill 181, Chapter 52 of the Statues of 2022) funded and established an expansion of the CEI with an additional $100 million investment.

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Document Description
Request for Application (DOCX)
Overview and instructions for the CEI Lead Agency grant application.
Form B - Application Checklist (DOCX) Form B - Application Checklist for the CEI 2.0 Lead Agency grant application.
CEI 2.0 RFA WebinarExternal link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:56) Webinar to describe the process for submitting an application for the CEI 2.0 Lead Agency.
CEI 2.0 RFA PowerPoint (PPTX) PowerPoint presentation to describe the process for applying for the CEI 2.0 Lead Agency.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 27, 2023
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