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Educator Excellence and Equity Grant Programs

Information 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.

Literacy Coaches and Reading Specialists Grant Program

Assembly Bill 181, Section 137 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2022) External link opens in new window or tab. 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.

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).

Additional Resources

Greatness by Design (GbD): Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State (PDF) published in 2021. (Coming Soon)

For questions, contact the Educator Excellence & Equity Division at itqsahe@cde.ca.gov or BTPDP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Educator Excellence & Equity Division | itqsahe@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6440
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
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