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CORE Voucher Incentive Program

Deadline: First come, first serve

Amount: Rebate/incentive, about 70%


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The California Air Resources Board (CARB), in partnership with CALSTART, launched the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) to accelerate the purchase of zero-emission off-road equipment in California.

CORE, analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), is a project intended to encourage California companies to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment by providing a streamlined voucher process to offset the higher cost of such technologies.

CORE voucher amounts are based on the incremental cost difference between traditional equipment and new zero-emission alternatives. Additional funding is available for charging infrastructure, equipment deployed in pollution overburdened communities (DACs), and equipment purchased by small businesses.


21st CCLC Elementary/Middle & 21st CCLC ASSETs

Deadline: November 16th, 2023

Amount: $50,000-$250,000

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Elementary/Middle is to support community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for students in transitional kindergarten through grade 8 who attend high poverty and low-performing schools. The purpose of the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program is to support community learning centers for students in grades nine through twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement students' regular academic program.

California Department of Education: CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to  Kids 2022-23 

Deadline: November 18, 2023 

Amount: Varies. $9,743,917 for entire program 

Match: No 

Eligibility: Funding is restricted to public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers  and programs that serve welfare recipients. Funding is allocated to counties based on the number of  CalWORKs clients in each county. 

CalWORKs funding is only for public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers and  programs. It provides education and training to: (1) prepare CalWORKs clients for entry level employment;  (2) assist employed clients receiving subsidies or supportive services to advance toward higher employment  and self-sufficiency; and (3) divert CalWORKs clients into short-term education and training programs  leading to employment. Note: CalWORKs monies are not part of the categorical flexibility spending. 


Laura Bush Foundation For America's Libraries

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, November 27, 2023

Amount: Varies depending on ask

Match: No


  • A certified librarian or other paid professional must be assigned as responsible for the collection, care, and use of the materials housed in the school library.

  • Public school applicants must be Title 1 eligible. Neighborhood schools, charter schools, magnet schools, etc. are all welcome to apply if Title 1 eligible.

  • Private and parochial schools are also welcome to apply if at least 50% of their student population qualify for financial aid.

  • Your school must have a library or designated space on campus where books are accessible to all students to check out.

  • Principal must digitally sign principal agreement in the application.

  • All financial documentation must be completed for your application to be complete – this includes the school/district W-9 and a voided blank check OR a bank letter.

  • Per the grant guidelines of the Laura Bush Foundation, the grant is to be used to purchase school library books, e-books, and magazine requests as outlined in your grant application. Use of the funds for shelving or furniture of any kind, equipment (i.e.: computers, electronic readers, Kindles, etc.), staffing, software, videos, guides, tests or exams, classroom book sets, or similar items, is prohibited.

Toshiba America Foundation 

Deadline: Grades K-5 due October 1st annually; Grades 6-12 for up to $5,000 due March 1, June 1,  September 1, December 1 annually. Applications for grants more than $5,000 are due May 1 and November  1, annually. 

Amount: Up to $5,000 (see website for details on grants over $5,000) 

Eligibility: 6-12 grade Teachers in public or private schools


Summary: The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in  our nation's schools. Grants for Grades 6-12 are provided to teachers who have an idea for making science  and mathematics more fun for their students. 


2023 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant (EAG)

Deadline: December 4th, 2023

Amount: $100,000 per local education agency

Match: No

These funds allow school food authorities (SFA) to purchase food service equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the meal pattern requirements, replace outdated or worn equipment, improve procurement of goods, improve food safety, improve the lunchroom to be more appealing to the students, help support the maintenance of an existing kitchen or the establishment of a new school kitchen or School Nutrition Program It gives priority to those SFAs that have not received an equipment grant since 2019.


FY 2023 Virtual Reality Training Development for Law Enforcement
Deadline: deadline: December 4, 2023, JustGrants deadline: December 11, 2023
Amount: dependent on program
Eligibility: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to support a collaborative partnership between two or more universities to develop, design, and pilot a virtual reality training program designed to improve law enforcement interactions with all individuals, with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics. New technologies, including virtual reality systems designed for use by police, allow for multiparticipant engagement and can be integrated into training programs focused on improving law enforcement encounters. Universities are required to partner to carry out the activities of the federal award; however only one applicant can apply.


California Department of Parks and Recreation: Outdoor Equity Program (Round 2)

Deadline: before 5:00pm on Thursday, December 14, 2023

Amount: $20,000 to $700,000 

Match: No 

Eligibility: Public Agencies: Includes all local, state, and federal agencies, including school districts and other public education agencies, cities and counties, JPAs, open-space authorities, regional open- space  districts, Federal and State recognized tribes, and other relevant public agencies. Nonprofits (501c3) are  eligible. 


Summary: The Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) provides program operation funding for  community activities and trips to natural areas. OEP funds transportation, labor, equipment, supplies, etc.  supporting access to nature, outdoor leadership education, career pathways, and environmental justice  engagement for underserved communities. 


Start-Up Sub-Grant - Planning, Implementation, Replication, & Expansion

Deadline: December 18th, 2023, postmarked on the day

Amount: Max $600,000 with one additional opportunity to receive $100,000

Match: No

The Federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is a discretionary grant program administered by the Charter Schools Division. PCSGP applications are reviewed by peer evaluators and awarded to school developers to assist in the development and initial operations of newly established/conversion/expanding charter schools. PCSGP applicants must be a non-profit entity or Local Education Agency at the time of application submission. Individuals and for-profit entities will not meet eligibility requirements.

Grant can fund:

a. Acquiring supplies, training, equipment (including technology), and educational  materials (including developing and acquiring instructional materials).  

b. Carrying out necessary renovations to ensure that a new school building  complies with applicable statutes and regulations, and minor facilities repairs  (excluding construction).  

c. Providing one-time startup costs associated with providing transportation to  students to and from the charter school.  

d. Carrying out community engagement activities, which may include paying the  cost of student and staff recruitment.  

e. Providing for other appropriate, non-sustained costs related to the activities  described in subsection (b)(1) when such costs cannot be met from other  sources. 


US Soccer Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2023 

Estimated Total Program Funding: Obtain a budget estimate by contacting your local Musco representative using this form: 



Musco Sports Lighting and the U.S. Soccer Foundation view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Safe Places to Play program, we share a goal to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.  

The Soccer Fund was established to offer financial support for sports lighting projects on a rolling basis.  Projects can include the Mini-Pitch System™ or soccer lighting projects of all sizes.   


EPA: Clean School Bus Rebate Program

Deadline: January 31st, 2024

Amount: A CSB rebate is a payment from EPA to an eligible entity to subsidize the purchase of one or more ZE or clean school buses, and eligible infrastructure, that meet the requirements described in this Program Guide. Importantly, rebates allow selectees to receive awarded funds before purchasing the eligible buses, infrastructure, and other expenses listed in their rebate application; however, buses and associated infrastructure must be purchased after notification of a rebate award. Fleets are also required to replace existing buses by the end of the project period, although there can be overlap between receiving replacement buses and replacing existing buses.

A CSB rebate is a payment from EPA to an eligible entity to subsidize the purchase of one or more ZE or clean school buses, and eligible infrastructure, that meet the requirements described in this Program Guide. Importantly, rebates allow selectees to receive awarded funds before purchasing the eligible buses, infrastructure, and other expenses listed in their rebate application; however, buses and associated infrastructure must be purchased after notification of a rebate award. Fleets are also required to replace existing buses by the end of the project period, although there can be overlap between receiving replacement buses and replacing existing buses. 


CalSHAPE Plumbing and CalSHAPE Ventilation

Deadline: Can apply up until May 31, 2024

Amount: Varies depending on project

The California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) provides funding to upgrade heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems in public schools and replaces noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Beyond Words 

Deadline: Ongoing 

Amount: Not specified 

Eligibility: Pre-K-12 public schools whose library programs have incurred substantial damage or hardship due  to a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism within the past three years. 


Summary: Beyond Words, a program of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, supports public school libraries in the  communities served by Dollar General. Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media,  and library equipment. 


KaBOOM!: Build it with KaBOOM!

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $15,000 - Grantees are awarded a $15,000 grant to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. To supplement the $15,000 KaBOOM! grant, grantees are required to raise a minimum of $9,000 (for a total project value of $24,000) up to a maximum of $35,000 (for a total project value of $50,000) towards the cost of the playground project. This amount does not include the cost for safety surfacing, freight, site preparation, installation supervision and any other non-playground equipment items.

Match: $9,000
Eligibility: Must be located in San Jose, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Brisbane, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Oakland or Santa Ana (See other qualified Community Partner requirements)

A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Day, inviting play experts (the kids, of course) to design their dream playspace. 


Wish You Well Foundation® 

Deadline: Continuous 

Amount: $200- $10,000 

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations 

Match: No 


Summary: Wish You Well Foundation provides private funds to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in  the United States. The foundations focus is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy  and educational programs. 


US Soccer Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

Amount: Varies depending on project



USA Football Grants

Deadline: Spring and Fall Grants (Fall grant announced July/August)

Amount: TBD

Eligibility: Churches, individual schools or school districts, cities, or municipalities, etc.


Summary: The USA Football Grant Program enables youth, middle school, and high school programs to upgrade equipment, improve playing fields, and acquire life-saving equipment. Applications for equipment, field and product grants are available each year.


California Community Schools Partnership Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: There are three separate funding opportunities for the CCSPP: Planning: up to $200,000, Implementation: up to $500,000 and Extension: up to $100,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: A Qualifying Entity is defined as:

1.    An LEA or a consortium that meets any of the following criteria, as applied to the entire population of students enrolled in the LEA or consortium:

·      Fifty percent or more of the enrolled pupils at the LEA or the consortium are unduplicated pupils.

·      The LEA or the consortium has higher than state average dropout rates.

·      The LEA or the consortium has higher than state average rates of suspension and expulsion.

·      The LEA or the consortium has higher than state average rates of child homelessness, foster youth, or justice-involved youth.

2.    An LEA or consortium, on behalf of one or more schools within the LEA or consortium that satisfy any of the criteria listed above.


Purpose: The California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to improve student outcomes. These partnerships provide an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.

Community school strategies can be an effective approach to mitigate the academic and social impacts of emergencies that affect local communities, improve school responsiveness to student and family needs, and to organize school and community resources to address barriers to learning. Community schools often include four evidence-informed programmatic features, which are aligned and integrated into high-quality, rigorous teaching and learning practices and environments:

  • Integrated support services;

  • Family and community engagement;

  • Collaborative leadership and practices for educators and administrators; and

  • Extended learning time and opportunities.


Learning Communities for School Success Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Approved LEAs will receive $50 per 2020-21 enrolled student for each year of the three-year grant. Minimum three-year grants for LEAs with 100 or less enrollment will be $15,000. Maximum LEA grants will be $2,000,000 for three-year grant period. This Award is made contingent upon the availability of funds.

Match: Yes

Eligibility: All LEAs, which includes school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, are eligible to apply. LEAs with a high rate (exceeding the state average) of chronic absenteeism, dropout, and out-of-school suspension will be given priority, as well as those with a significant representation of foster youth or in a community with a high crime rate.


Purpose: 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.


U.S. Dept. of Energy Renew America's Schools Round 2

Deadline: Spring 2024

Amount: TBD!,entities%20regardless%20of%20past%20participation.

The Renew America’s Schools grant is the program’s flagship funding opportunity. This competitive award focuses on funding infrastructure upgrades at K–12 public school facilities, prioritizing high-need school communities. The first round of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) launched in November 2022. After unprecedented public interest, the application period closed on April 21, 2023.


FY22-23 Urban and Community Forestry Green Schoolyards

Deadline: Spring 2024

Amount: Between $200,000 and $6,000,000 awarded per application including no more than $1,000,000 per child care facility

Match: encouraged 25% of the project budget

Eligibility: Nonprofit, Public Agency, Cities, Counties, Qualifying School Districts, and Non-profit Organizations. 



The purpose of this grant type is to create green schoolyards to protect the health, well-being, and educational opportunity of children most vulnerable to increasing temperatures and extreme heat across California. Projects shall be centered around improving the environmental conditions and experiences for school children with the highest levels of co-benefits.


Building Forward: Library Facility Improvement Grant

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Max $10mil

Match: Yes, 50%


Purpose: The Building Forward Library Facilities Improvement Program supports capital projects for public library buildings that address critical maintenance needs, improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and expand access digitally and physically



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