California Department of Education (CDE)
01/29/20 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to California K-12 school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education for programs to reduce school absenteeisim and dropout rates. An Intent to Submit must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support activities that keep at-risk students in school such as attendance improvement programs, restorative practices to reduce suspensions, social-emotional teaching, trauma-informed strategies, and coordinated community family, health, and developmental services rendered on school premises.
The goals of the LCSSP are to support evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices aimed at keeping the state’s most vulnerable pupils in school. These programs and practices must complement and enhance the actions and services identified to meet the LEA’s goals as provided in their LCAP.
The LCSSP allows for a wide variety of programs and strategies to address the needs of vulnerable students. Statutory language identifies several allowable programs, including, but not limited to:
School-based, community-based, or public and private partnerships providing direct or Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) such as those described above, which provide prevention, early intervention, and intensive intervention, may be funded through the LCSSP grant. Programs and strategies supported by the LCSSP grant must address the needs and challenges experienced by students of any age who are at risk of chronic absenteeism, habitual truancy, or dropping out of school.
For examples of allowable programs see page 4 of the guidelines in the Supporting Documents section below.
The LCSSP grant may be used for the expansion of a LEA-wide program or a program designed to address the needs of a limited number of schools with a high percentage of at-risk students. The proposed program may provide support for an existing regional program involving LEAs that have formed a consortium to address a particular challenge. Whatever the scope and strategies of the proposed grant, it must support existing LEA efforts identified in the LEA’s current LCAP or in the current LCAP of each LEA within a consortium that is applying for a LCSSP grant.
Program outcomes in the LCSSP application can target and include, but are not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 184584
Funded applicants may receive up to $50 per year per student enrolled in the LEA in accordance with the following minimum/maximum funding levels for the 3-year period:
- For LEAs with 100 or less: Minimum of $15,000 ($5,000 per year)
- For LEAs with 101 or more: Maximum of $2,000,000 ($666,666 per year)
Individual LCSSP grants will be for three years.However, LCSSP three-year grants will be approved each year. Each year represents a separate funding cycle with a cohort representing those grants approved in any single cycle/year for a three-year grant period. At the end of the three-year grant period, LEAs will be expected to demonstrate measurable improvement in areas specifically identified in the LEA’s LCSSP grant application.
The upcoming grant period (Cohort 4) begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the online Intent to Submit form at:
Mail or deliver application packets to:
LCSSP Competitive Grants
Coordinated School Health and Safety Office
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
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