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As a result of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vision and investment, the CA SSC Grant Program
will provide competitive grants to supplement AmeriCorps programs delivering the defined
attributes and services of student success coaches in high-need schools throughout the state.


The California Student Success Coach Grant Program is an initiative administered by California
Volunteers (CV) in partnership with AmeriCorps programs that offer leadership and maintain a
strong track record in evidence-based practices in the delivery of student success coaching. As
the State Service Commission for California, CV is responsible for engaging Californians in
service, volunteering, and civic action to tackle our State’s most pressing challenges and lift-up
all communities. By supporting more than 4,000 AmeriCorps State members annually, California
Volunteers aims to inspire the next generation of civic leaders, create a pathway to debt-free
college, and build a culture of service and civic engagement in California. Through the Student
Success Coach Grant Program investment, CV will administer grants to existing AmeriCorps
education and youth development programs dedicated enhancing the impact of student
success coaches serving in California. Eligibility for these grants is defined by the following three
(1) Existing Student Success Coach AmeriCorps Program Support: Direct investment to
support implementation and operating efforts of existing AmeriCorps student
success coach programs, who deliver a coaching model with great fidelity, as
(2) Aspiring Student Success Coach AmeriCorps Planning Support: Direct investments
to support planning efforts of existing AmeriCorps education and youth
development programs who currently deliver at least three of the drivers defining
aspects of the student success coach model with great fidelity, yet desire to
incorporate additional drivers of the model. This pathway also includes direct
investments to existing SSC AmeriCorps programs who are exploring expansion of
their service, including: increasing the number of student success coaches through
recruitment, hiring, and onboarding practices; investing in additional training and
development of existing AmeriCorps student success coaches to serve in new sites;
and/or exploring and enhancing partnerships with districts/schools to secure
placement of additional student success coaches.
(3) Student Success Coach Programmatic Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)
Engagement Support*: Direct investment for one existing AmeriCorps student
success coach program to develop and provide state-wide programmatic training
and technical assistance—including the design and execution of curriculum,
framework for implementation, and a learning network and communities of
practice—to advance the awareness, support, expansion, and establishment of
impact and success metrics of the California Student Success Coach Grant program,
as defined.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicants must have a currently-operating AmeriCorps in California that:
• Have a program model and focus on youth development/mentoring/coaching that
implements at least three drivers
• Be an AmeriCorps program in year one or two of the grant period
• If in year three of the AmeriCorps grant period, will receive funding from CV and/or
AmeriCorps to operate in 2022-23 (conditional).

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.
Spring 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
8/2022 - 6/2024

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
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
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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

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


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