California Department of Education, Charter Schools Division
09/22/21 - Midnight for email submissions and postmark for mailed applications
Grants of up to $40,000 per year to California nonprofit organizations, local educational agencies, school districts, charter and non-charter schools, and educational agencies to support statewide schools. Funding is intended to assist schools, increase the number of high-quality schools, and enhance academic achievement for all students. The goal of the grant is to support Critical Friends Group (CFG) Coaches, tasked with developing regional CFGs for charter schools in California, and to provide professional development opportunities for charter and non-charter schools to improve academic achievement for all students in California.
As a CFG Coach, the grantee will be tasked with creating a regional group of up to ten charter school participants on a regional basis. Proposals must describe a plan to create and facilitate CFGs, and to manage personal and professional obligations. CFG gatherings focus on improving or resolving dilemmas brought by the participants. Rather than working in isolation, CFG participants enjoy the combined wisdom and commitment of the whole group toward resolving problems and developing tangible work products. All approved CFG Coaches must agree to participate in a required CFG Coaches’ Training with CDE staff. Training and travel costs will be covered by the sub-grant award. The CFG Coach proposed by the applicant must have multiple years of experience working with a high-quality charter school(s).
CFG Coaches will be required to attend and facilitate the following activities:
For information about allowable use of Funds, see Page 10 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below.
For details about the Scope of the Project, begin on Page 12 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 197810
Up to 5 sub-grants (one coach per CCSESA geographic region)
Approximately $40,000 per sub-grantee per FY. However, to maximize flexibility in the design of sub-grant projects, the CDE has not established minimum or maximum funding levels for sub-grants. The CDE will evaluate projects on a case-by-case basis.
All successful applicants must participate in CFG Coaches’ Training to become a certified CFG Coach. The registration and travel costs, if required, must be included in the CFG budget. The cost of virtual CFG training is $850 and successful applicants will be provided additional information once sub-grant awards are announced.
November 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, pending the approval of one No-Cost Extension for fiscal year (FY) 2023-24.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to: PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov
AND mail applications to:
Public Charter Schools Grant Program
California Department of Education
Charter Schools Division
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Direct questions to:
For technical assistance email PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov or call 916-322-6029
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