State or Federal?
The Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to local education agencies (LEAs) 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 of Proposition 47, which reduced the penalties for certain non-serious, non-violent offenses and allocates 25% of the resulting statewide savings for LEA grants.
Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Applicant agencies are limited to LEAs within the State of California that serve students in K-12, inclusive. This includes school districts, all charter schools, and county offices of education (COEs) in their role as providers of direct student services in COE-operated schools. All applicants and consortium members must have a CDE-assigned County/District/School (CDS) identification code and must be classified as an active LEA by the CDE.

Individual schools, community agencies, private schools, and state special schools are not eligible to apply. Only the LEA may apply on behalf of a school or schools within the LEA's jurisdiction.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 14, 2018
Due Date Notes
Applicants are required to complete the Intent to Submit an Application online form (Attachment A) located on the CDE LCSSP Request for Applications Web page at by February 14, 2018. Failure to submit this form will result in disqualification of the application from the reading and scoring process. Submitting the Intent to Submit an Application online form does not obligate the LEA to submit a grant application.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jan 19, 2018
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
A Webinar for prospective applicants is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Any LEA interested in applying may participate. The Webinar will provide information regarding the application and the application process. It will also address questions previously submitted and, as much as possible, those submitted during the webinar. To sign up for the webinar and receive the required log-in information, check for scheduling and details on the CDE LCSSP Web page at
Match Required?
Match Notes
A LEA that receives a grant is required to provide cash expenditures or in-kind matching funds or services equal to at least 20 percent of the total grant award. LEAs are encouraged, to the extent possible, to exceed the 20 percent match requirement enabling it to sustain the activities or programs supported by the grant beyond the three-year grant period.
California Department of Education, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
LEAs and consosrtiums may submit only one application per funding cycle.

Priority will be given to a LEA that meets any of the following criteria:
- Has a high rate of chronic absenteeism, out-of-school suspension, or school dropout for the general pupil population or a numerically significant pupil subgroup as identified in their LCAP
- Is in a community with a crime rate that exceeds the state average
- Has a "significant representation of foster youth among its pupil enrollment"
Further Information
Questions on the RFA should be directed to:
Elvia McGuire

Tom Herman
Link to Further Information
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