Educator Excellence and Equity Grant ProgramsInformation regarding competitive grant programs administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) to support teachers and leaders to provide high-quality instruction so that all students can learn and thrive.
Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Professional Learning Grant Program
The 2022–23 California State Budget allocates $50 million to a county office of education for the Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Professional Learning (MSCS PL) Grant Program. More information is available on the MSCS PL Grant web page.
Literacy Coaches and Reading Specialists Grant Program
Assembly Bill 181, Section 137 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2022) authorized $250 million for the Literacy Coaches and Reading Specialists (LCRS) Program. More information is available on the LCRS Program web page.
Antibias Education Grant Program
The 2021–22 California State Budget authorized $10,000,000 for the Antibias Education Grant Program. More information is available on the Antibias Education Grant Program web page.
Reading Instruction and Intervention Grant Program
The 2021–22 California State Budget authorized $10,000,000 for the Reading Instruction and Intervention (RII) grant program. More information is available on the RII Grant web page.
California National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Incentive Program 2021–26
Awards grants to school districts for the purpose of providing incentives to teachers who have attained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and agree to teach at a high-priority school for at least five years. More information may be found on the NBPTS Certification Incentive Program web page.
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.
- Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program Descriptions
- Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Results
Funding Results for the statewide Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program (BTPDP) grant competition.
Improving Teacher Quality State Agency for Higher Education Grant Program
The Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program is a federal program, established under Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind 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.
Greatness by Design (GbD): Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State (PDF) published in 2012.
For questions, contact the Educator Excellence & Equity Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or BTPDP@cde.ca.gov.