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Educator Excellence and Equity Grant Programs

Information regarding competitive grant programs administered by the CDE to support teachers and leaders to provide high-quality instruction so that all students can learn and thrive.

Early Literacy Support Block Grant

The 2020–21 California State Budget appropriates $50,000,000 to establish the Early Literacy Support Block (ELSB) grant program. More information may be found on the ELSB Grant web page.

Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant Program

California received a $37.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) grant. More information can be found on the CDE CLSD grant web page.

Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program

The 2019–20 California State Budget authorized $38 million for the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG). More information may be found on the CDE EWIG web page.

Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Competitive Grant Program

SSAE Competitive Grant web page

Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program Grant

The purpose of the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program Grant is to increase the number of teachers who obtain a bilingual authorization as a result of participation in the program and increase the number of teachers with a bilingual authorization who return to teaching in a bilingual or multilingual setting. Funding for the program is established by Assembly Bill 99, Chapter 15 and Section 54 Article 5 (commencing with Section 52200) and added to Chapter 7 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.

Improving Teacher Quality State Agency for Higher Education Grant Program

The ITQ State Grants program is a federal program, established under Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 84.367. The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Grant awards are contingent on continued funding by Congress and subject to any changes made in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 18, 2020