The Antibias Education Grant Program

Departmental Grant ID:
5806
Portal ID:
13661
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the Antibias Education Grant Program is to prevent, address, and eliminate racism and bias in all California public schools, and making all public schools inclusive and supportive of all people.

Description:

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 Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI). The purpose of the Antibias Education Grant Program is to prevent, address, and eliminate racism and bias in all California public schools, and making all public schools inclusive and supportive of all people. 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 is seeking applications from LEAs which 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. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Applicant eligibility is limited to LEAs, defined as a school district, COE, or directly-funded charter school, within the State of California that serves students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve.Community agencies, private schools, individual public schools, and state special schools are not eligible to apply for the Antibias Education Grant Program.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
February 2023
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
02/2022-03/2026

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$20,000,000
Expected number of awards 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.
100 – 200
Estimated amount per award 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
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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 Method: 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).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-323-6440, antibiasgrants@cde.ca.gov