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EWIG Executive Summary - 2021 Legislative Report

Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) Program Legislative Executive Summary 2021.

A California Department of Education Report to the Governor and the Legislature

This report is required by Section 84 of the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill [Senate Bill (SB) 75] for the 2019–20 California State Budget. The attached report provides an update regarding the activities of the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) Programs: English Learner Roadmap (EL Roadmap) Policy Implementation and Special Education-Related Professional Learning.

In Spring 2020 the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), awarded two $5 million grants for the implementation of the EL Roadmap policy. The two grant recipients are as follows:

  • Californians Together
  • California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)

Since April 2020, these two grantees have provided professional development and technical assistance to over 100 schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding the EL Roadmap Policy adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE).

In spring 2020, the CDE conducted the Request for Applications (RFA) process for the Special Education-Related Professional Learning grant. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the award process was slightly delayed. However, in July 2020, the CDE awarded one grant of $4.9 million to the following organization:

  • Center for Applied Special Technology Incorporated (CAST)

The CAST named their project the California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL). CAST has since partnered with five county offices of education (COEs) to deliver the grant program objectives.

This report includes information regarding the progress and status of each of the three grantees.

If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Sandra Covarrubias, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-319-0267 or by email at

Report to the Governor and Legislature (DOCX)

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 12, 2023