Special Education Education Workforce Investment Grant

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Grantee(s) will collaboratively work with the Statewide System of Support to build the capacity of LEAs across the state by providing professional learning opportunities for teachers and paraprofessionals in the area of universal design for learning to improve inclusive practices for all pupils, including pupils with disabilities, in general education settings. 


The selected grantee or grantees do all of the following:

(1) Develop and deliver free of charge to LEAs statewide, professional development and professional learning opportunities that, at a minimum, are publicly available, content focused, standards and research based, incorporate active learning, support and promote collaboration, use models of effective practice, provide coaching and expert support, offer feedback and reflection, and are of sustained duration.

(2) Leverage and use expertise and resources already identified, developed, and available, including, but not limited to, expert leads established pursuant to Education Code (EC) Section 52073.1 and the special education resource leads established pursuant to EC Section 52073.2, to advance the goals of this section.

(3) Provide professional learning opportunities in a manner that is consistent with the statewide system of support pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with EC Section 52059.5) of Chapter 6.1 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.

(4) Provide ongoing coaching and training for school staff that supports the professional learning opportunities provided pursuant to this section.

(5) Design and develop professional learning opportunities to include early educators.

(6) Work within the statewide system of support to provide professional development and professional learning opportunities.

(7) Provide ongoing training to develop mentors and coaches that support school staff in high-need settings.

(8) Review professional learning opportunities offered pursuant to this section to ensure they are high quality.

(9) In consultation with the CDE and the CCEE, evaluate the professional learning opportunities offered or funded pursuant to this section for their effectiveness. The grantee or grantees shall participate in development of the evaluation.

(10) Identify any existing gaps in capacity to deliver high-quality professional learning opportunities on a statewide basis and work with professional learning providers selected pursuant to this section and other partners to address those gaps.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Applicants/lead applicants must be a COE in California with demonstrated expertise in developing and providing professional learning on universal design for learning to improve inclusive practices for general education and special education teachers and paraprofessionals in public schools serving transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one to twelve, inclusive.

Eligible Geographies:


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.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
6/1/2023 - 6/30/2025

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

Funding Source Notes:

The Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill of 2022 (Assembly Bill 181), Section 124, provides $10,000,000 million, through the 2024–25 fiscal year.

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)

Funding Method Notes:

Funding is by reimbursement through the submission of expenditure reports.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Everett Start, 1-916-445-7474, EStart@cde.ca.gov