Antibias Education Grant Program Cohort 2

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The purpose of the Antibias Education Grant Program is to prevent, address, and eliminate racism and bias in all California public schools, making all public schools inclusive and supportive of all people. Emphasis shall be on preventing anti-Semitism and bias or prejudice toward groups, including, but not limited to, African Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth.


Assembly Bill 130 Chapter 44 Section 157 of the 2021–22 California State Budget and AB 181 Section 138 of the 2022–23 California State Budget established the Antibias Education Grant Program. A sum of $20,000,000 was appropriated from the General Fund to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI). The SSPI shall award a minimum of 100 grants to local educational agencies (LEAs). An LEA shall not receive a grant under this subdivision of less than $75,000 and no more than $200,000. These funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance through the 2025–26 fiscal year. The California Department of Education (CDE) is seeking applications from LEAs that demonstrate a need for additional antibias education and training. An Antibias Education Grant shall be used for training and resources to prevent and address bias or prejudice toward any group of people based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, immigration status, language, or any actual or perceived characteristic listed in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code. 

An initial Request for Application (RFA) was posted on the CDE Antibias Education Grant Program web page on July 1, 2022. Applications were due on September 30, 2022, by 4 p.m. Final awards were posted on December 23, 2022, with 75 LEAs selected to receive funding under the Antibias Education Grant Program. A total amount of $14,157,234 was awarded across the 75 LEA grantees. A total amount of $5,842,766 is available for this current RFA. Recipients of the Antibias Education Grant Program Cohort One are not eligible to apply for this second round of funding. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Applicant eligibility is limited to LEAs, defined as a school district, county office of education, or directly funded charter school, within the State of California that serves students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. Consortiums of LEAs may also apply. 

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.
September 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

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.
$75,000 – $200,000
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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Alison Pettit, 1-916-323-3927,