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Equity Lead

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

The Equity Leads were established in 2023 under Senate Bill 114, Section 79 (Chapter 48 of the Statutes of 2023) as part of California Statewide System of Support as a key lead initiative, with a $2 million annual investment. The Equity Leads will partner with local educational agencies (LEAs) to identify barriers and opportunities and implement actions and services to meet the identified needs of all pupils, including by addressing racial disparities in opportunities and academic outcomes. Additionally, Equity Leads will Identify existing resources (including support for educator preparation, recruitment, retention, and professional development) and monitor the impact of the implementation of local control and accountability plan goals. Equity Leads will prioritize support to schools receiving Equity Multiplier Funding.

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Document Description
Request for Application (DOCX) Overview and Instructions for the Equity Lead grant application.
Equity Leads RFA Q&As Questions and Answers (Q&As) pertaining to the Equity Leads Request for Application (RFA).
Equity Leads RFA Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:59) Webinar to describe the process for submitting an application for the Equity Lead.
Equity Leads RFA PowerPoint (PPTX) PowerPoint Presentation to describe the process for applying for the Equity Leads.
Certifications and Assurances
Document Description
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.

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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