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Educator Workforce Investment Grant: Special Education

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

The Educator Workforce Investment Grant is established by Senate Bill 75, Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, to support a competitive grant for professional learning opportunities for teachers and paraprofessionals across the state. The California Department of Education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall provide $5 million in total for a one-time grant for special education-related professional development.

Program Questions: Aaron Christensen, Education Programs Consultant, email:, phone: 916-323-3308

Downloading Questions: Special Education Division, email:, phone: 916-445-4602

Item Description
Announcement Letter
Letter announcing the availability of funds for the Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program: Special Education-Related Professional Development.
Request for Application (RFA) (PDF) Application instructions for fiscal years 2019–23.
Errata #1 Provides corrections regarding application timeline.
Appeal Process Information on submitting an appeal.
Budget (XLSX) Fillable Excel Spreadsheet for the budget.
EWIG: Special Education-Related Professional Development Online Application Online grant application due by February 14, 2020, 5 p.m.
Form B: Intent to Submit an Application (PDF) An Intent to Submit an Application form is required if the institution of higher education/nonprofit organization (IHE/NPO) plans to submit an application. The form is due by January 6, 2020, 5 p.m.
Technical Assistance Webinar for Grant Applicants Letter Information for participating in a webinar to provide technical assistance for the 2019 Education Workforce Investment Grant Program: Special Education-Related Professional Development Request for Applications.
Technical Assistance Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (PPTX) The PowerPoint presented during the webinar to provide technical assistance for the 2019 Education Workforce Investment Grant Program: Special Education-Related Professional Development Request for Applications.
SEEWIG Call for Readers Letter A letter calling for peer reviewers of the EWIG: Special Education RFA.
SEEWIG Peer Review Application (PDF) The application to participate as an EWIG: Special Education RFA peer reviewer.
SEEWIG Peer Review Conflict of Interest (PDF) EWIG: Special Education peer reviewer Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications (Posted May-2019)

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: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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