2023 Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program: Computer Science

Departmental Grant ID:
5968
Portal ID:
16367
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Categories:

Details

Purpose:

Assembly Bill 185, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022, Section 55 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill provides $15 million from the General Fund for the Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program: Computer Science for allocation to one county office of education to provide targeted support focused on strategies for high-quality Computer Science instruction learning experiences aligned to the California Computer Science Content Standards.

Description:

Assembly Bill 185, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022, Section 55 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill for the 2022–23 California State Budget provides $15 million from the General Fund for the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) Program: Computer Science for allocation to one or more county offices of education. The California Department of Education (CDE) will, to the extent possible, facilitate the coordination among the EWIG grantee and the subject matter projects currently authorized by state statute. Applicants may submit an application in partnership with one or more institutions of higher education and/or one or more nonprofit organizations.

In an effort to expand the state’s capacity to support teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educators with targeted support focused on strategies for providing high-quality Computer Science instruction and Computer Science learning experiences aligned to the California Computer Science Content Standards developed pursuant to Education Code Section 60605.4, and as part of the EWIG Program, the CDE is providing this Computer Science Professional Learning Grant: Partner Entity Request for Applications (RFA).

This EWIG: Computer Science Professional Learning Grant will fund one successful applicant for a total of $15 million from May 1, 2023, through February 28, 2025. (Timeline subject to change. Refer to the CDE 2023 EWIG: Computer Science RFA web page for the most up-to-date timeline.)

For questions about the EWIG Computer Science Grant Program, please contact Emily Oliva, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Support and Monitoring Office, by email at PLSMO@cde.ca.gov.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Lead applicants must be a county office of education with demonstrated expertise in developing and providing professional learning to teachers and paraprofessionals in public schools serving kindergarten and grades one to twelve, inclusive. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and capacity to implement the California Computer Science Content Standards in a manner that aligns with the Statewide System of Support.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
05/2023–02/2025

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$15,000,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$15,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Assembly Bill 185, Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022, Section 55 of the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill. 

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Emily Oliva, 1-916-319-0600, PLSMO@cde.ca.gov