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.
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.
- 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.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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