Eligible: COEs, public school districts, direct-funded charter schools, or consortia that serve students in grades 6–12 within the State of California are eligible to apply. The governing district must apply on behalf of a school or school sites within its jurisdiction. Any currently funded Tier 1 district or direct-funded charter school that is a member of a Tier 1 consortium with a grant expiring on June 30, 2022, is eligible to re-apply separately or as part of a consortium.
Not Eligible: Individual schools, community agencies, private schools, and locally-funded charter schools are not eligible to apply for these funds. In addition, projects targeting out-of-school students cannot be funded under this application. Currently-funded TUPE Tier 1 grantees with grants not expiring, Tier 2, and Health Disparities grantees are ineligible for Tier 1, Cohort R funds.
Applicants are ineligible for any TUPE Grant funding if they have received directly or indirectly, any funding, educational materials, or services from the tobacco, vaping, or marijuana industries—even if for the purpose of implementing tobacco use prevention, youth development, intervention, or cessation programs. In addition, TUPE grantees are prohibited from accepting such materials and services for the duration of the grant. Acceptance of such items will result in termination of the grant, the return of all advanced grant funds, and may disqualify LEAs from future TUPE funding opportunities.
A signature by the Superintendent or Designee on the application materials constitutes an assurance that the COEs, school districts, or direct-funded charter schools identified in the Tier 1, Cohort R application will not accept materials, services, or funding from the tobacco, vaping, or marijuana industries.