State or Federal?
The Local Solutions Grant Program provides funding to develop and implement new, or expand existing, locally-identified solutions that address a local need for special education teachers.

Grant program funding may be used for local efforts to recruit, prepare, develop support systems for, and retain special education teachers that include, but are not limited to, teacher service scholarships, student debt payment, living stipends for newly credentialed teachers who earned an education specialist credential, recruitment of former special education or other teachers who may be interested in working as special education teachers, signing bonuses for newly credentialed teachers who earn an education specialist credential, service awards, mentors for existing teachers, professional learning communities, teacher career pathways or other solutions that address a local need for special education teachers.
Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants for the Local Solutions Grants Program are school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and regional occupational centers or programs operated by a joint powers authority. Eligible applicants must have a CD/CDS code issued by the California Department of Education (CDE).
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 30, 2018
Due Date Notes
Questions regarding the RFP are due September 11, 2018.

A Notice of Intent to Apply is encouraged to be submitted by September 14, 2018.

Proposals are due Tuesday, October 30, 2018, by 5:00pm PDT.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Aug 31, 2018
Match Required?
Match Notes
A 100% match is required. Match can be cash or in-kind match.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Grant awards are a maximum of $20,000 per teacher participating in the program. The program has $50 million available for all awards.
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