EWIG Executive Summary - 2022 Legislative ReportEducator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) Program Legislative Executive Summary 2022.
California Department of Education
Report to the Governor, Legislature, and the Department of Finance:
Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program: Professional Learning Grants
This report is required by Senate Bill 75, Chapter 51, Statutes of 2019, Section 84 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill 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 (ELR) Policy Implementation, Special Education-Related Professional Learning, and Computer Science (CS).
In Spring 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, awarded two $5 million grants for the implementation of the ELR Policy. The two grant recipients are Californians Together and California Association for Bilingual Education.
Throughout the 2021 and 2022 calendar years, these two grantees provided professional development and technical assistance to more than 40,000 educators statewide from local educational agencies and county offices of education regarding the ELR Policy adopted by the California State Board of Education through the EWIG ELR Policy Implementation Grant Program.
Of the $5 million budget in the EWIG for Special Education, the CDE Special Education Division awarded $4,910,679 to one grant recipient, the Center for Applied Special Technology Incorporated, on July 20, 2020, due to COVID-19 prompting necessary administrative changes to the grant award process.
The Budget Act of 2021, Item 6100-195-0001, provides $5 million on a one-time basis to establish the EWIG: CS. In March 2022, the CDE awarded one $5 million grant for the implementation of the EWIG: CS to the University of California, Los Angeles. The EWIG: CS is just beginning and is currently in the planning phase of professional learning as of the writing of this report.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Emily Oliva, Education Programs Consultant, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, at PLSMO@cde.ca.gov.