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Request for Applications

California Partnership Academies (CPA) Planning Grant

Due: Monday, April 3, 2023

California Partnership Academies (CPA) Planning Grants is funded at $180,000; twelve planning grants ($15,000 per Academy) from Proposition 98-Career Technical Education Initiative is included in the 2022-23 State Budget. CPAs are effective school/district/business partnerships, providing integrated academic and career technical instruction to ten-through-twelfth-grade high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are not motivated by traditional curricula. The CPA school-within-a-school model focuses on student achievement, attendance, and program accountability.

Program Questions: Maria Burright, email:

Downloading Questions: Justin Keithline, Academy, Apprenticeship, and Internship Office, email:

Document Description
Request for Applications and Guidance (DOCX)
Instructions for completing the California Partnership Academies planning grant request for applications. Includes Program Narrative Questions and guidance.
Signature Page Form A-1 (PDF) Contains required school and contact information. Includes required industry sector and career pathway information.
Signature Page Form A-2 (PDF) Contains required LEA and contact information. Includes required signatures.
School Information and Community Description Form B (PDF) School and program enrollment estimates. School geographic and community descriptions.
Grant Budget Form C (PDF) Identifies the proposed one-year budget for the CPA. Includes CPA grant and identified matching funds.
Grant Budget Narrative Form D (DOCX) Provides a narrative explanation for each budget category.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted July-2022)

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).

Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 2, 2023
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