2017/18 Local Education Agency Funding Grant Applications Are Now Available

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Sacramento, CA – Last year, AB 1014 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond) was signed into law. The Early Intervention Attendance Grant Program provides grants to public schools seeking to resolve attendance problems of pupils in grades K-3. For the 2017-18 state fiscal year, $37,200,000 has been made available to Local Education Agencies (LEA) via state grants.

“AB 1014 is a win-win for our kids and our schools,” said Assemblymember Thurmond. “Early intervention and a broad set of tools is the best way to get children back into the classroom consistently.”

The California Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to LEA to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at-risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. The LCSSP is the result Proposition 47, approved by voters in 2014, which reduced the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent offenses and allocates 25% of the resulting statewide savings for LEA grants.

Required Eligibility Criteria: All LEAs, which includes all school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, are eligible to apply, although LEAs with high dropout, suspension, and Free and Reduced Meal Program rates will be given priority. LEAs can check if they are a priority LEA at the LCSSP.

“Intent to Submit an Application” is required to be submitted by April 21, 2017.

For information about eligibility, funding important dates, and contacts please select the link below. 

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=4015

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond represents the 15th Assembly District, comprised of the cities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Hercules, Kensington, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, Tara Hills, and a portion of Oakland.