California Consulting Releases Education Grants

JJ Watt Foundation 

Deadline: January 15th, 2024 

Amount: Varies depending on ask (reimbursement for equipment) 

Match: No 


The mission and priority of the JJWF is to help as many schools/programs as possible. Due to the current  economic impact of Covid 19 and inability to hold our annual fundraiser, we are currently prioritizing  schools who have not yet received funding from our foundation. We understand that you may need new  uniforms and/or equipment across all programs. However, we have limited funds and request that you  discuss overall athletic needs with your AD or Principal and apply for what is needed most. Before submitting an application for funding, ensure that your organization meets the Foundation’s  criteria listed below and you’ve read through the entire FAQ section. 

California Apprenticeship Initiative New and Innovative Grant Program FY 2023-24 Deadline: January 15, 2024 Development/WEDD-RFA 

Create or bolster apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in  which apprenticeship training is not fully established or does not exist. Planning, Implementation and  Expansion grants.  

California State Library: California Civil Liberties Public Education Program 

Deadline: January 15, 2024 

Amount: Maximum for statewide project: $125,000; Maximum for community projects: $50,000 Match: Not required, but encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional investment in their  project – ideally a dollar-for-dollar (1:1) match, if possible and applicable. The match may be from  corporate contributions, private contributions, local government, earned income or in-kind matches,  including labor from experts, volunteers, administrators, and others. Matches are strongly encouraged  but not required. 

Eligibility: Nonprofits, units of local government 

Program URL: 

Summary: The Program funds projects that educate Californians about the Japanese American  experience during World War II often in conjunction with parallel civil rights violations or civil liberties  injustices. The program is funded by the State of California. Past projects have included films; books and 

live readings; photo collections and exhibits; visual art exhibits; museum displays; arts performances of  drama, dance, and music; oral histories; document and material preservation; educational guides and  curriculum; website tools; essay and literature projects; public art and monuments; and music and  recordings. Applicants should have experience, knowledge, and qualifications to conduct quality  educational activities regarding the exclusion and detention of Japanese Americans during World War II  or at least one community partnership with these characteristics in place before submitting an  application. 

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.  

California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) 

Deadline: February 9, 2024 

Amount: Up to $500,000 per campus per year 

Duration: 5 years  

Matching requirements: At least one-third of total grant amount 

Reporting requirements: Annual 

Purpose: to fund transformation of campuses into community schools, including funding initiatives  around four evidence-informed programmatic features, captured in state law, 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 shared decision-making; and 

● Extended/expanded learning time and opportunities. 

California State Library: Community Impact Grants 

Deadline: March 6, 2024, at noon 

Amount: $10,000 to $100,000 

Eligibility: Libraries. Libraries with up to 14 outlets may apply for one local grant; libraries with between  15 and 30 outlets may apply for two local grants; libraries with 31 or more outlets may apply for three  local grants. 


Summary: Community Impact Grants (formerly known as “Local and Collaborative Grants”) help library  workers respond effectively to local needs and align services with community aspirations. This program  supports experimentation and research and development in California’s libraries. To receive funding,  applicants must demonstrate attention to equity in their planning and implementation through existing  and planned community partnerships, intentional connections made with marginalized communities,  and the integration of equity principles and practices. 

California State Library: Play for All 

Deadline: March 6, 2024, at noon 

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000 

Eligibility: Libraries 


Summary: The Play for All funding opportunity provides grants to help California libraries design and  create welcoming family play spaces and offer meaningful programming around play for marginalized  young children. The purpose of these grants is to support libraries in addressing the barriers and  inequitable access to quality play spaces and play-based programming young children may experience in  marginalized, under-resourced, and underserved communities.

California libraries can apply for grant funding to support: 

• Staff time to co-design, coordinate, and implement play-based programs. • Purchases of mobile and/or child-friendly furnishings, manipulatives, and  materials to create play spaces for young children. 

• Services from community organizations including parenting workshops and  presentations about play-based child development. 

• Participation in professional development workshops to gain knowledge and  skills around play-based programming and spaces. 

• Outreach and promotion of play resources and programs. 

• Any additional allowable expenditures that help libraries provide young children  access to play. Please note that if grant funds will be used to pay for a service from a  community organization or organizations, those organization(s) cannot be considered as a  partner in the application. 

California State Library: Sustainable California Libraries 

Deadline: March 6, 2024, at noon 

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000 

Eligibility: Libraries 


Summary: The Sustainable California Libraries grant program funds climate and sustainability related  community-driven programming for adults and intergenerational groups. The initiative also fosters  connections between California library workers supporting climate resilience in communities. The  purpose of these grants is to fund services, programming, and educational opportunities focused on  sustainability and climate resilience. 

California State Library: Teens Succeed 

Deadline: March 6, 2024, at noon 

Amount: $50,000 to $75,000 

Eligibility: Libraries 


Summary: The Teens Succeed opportunity provides grant funding for teen internships, with a focus on  developing social emotional and workforce readiness skills. The purpose of this grant is to address the  challenges teens face in the aftereffects of the pandemic and to help prepare youth for success in life. 

California State Library: eBooks for All 

Deadline: March 6, 2024, at noon 

Amount: The collection, currently consisting of over 150,000 copies of over 90,000 titles, is designed to  meet the recreational and informational reading needs of California’s diverse communities. Many titles  are licensed for simultaneous use. The collection is available to all public libraries to provide for free to  readers of all ages. Libraries wishing to have access to this collection must be on the Palace App, an  

eReader aggregator that can browse and display materials from Overdrive, CloudLibrary, and other  similar services.

Match: Yes - 25% 

Eligibility: In order to participate in this opportunity, libraries must join the eBooks for All project and  offer access to Palace to their patrons. If your library has not yet joined and you are interested in  participating, please email to get started. 


Summary: The eBooks for All opportunity provides funding for California libraries to build a diverse and  inclusive collection accessible to all California libraries participating in the project and the communities  they serve. The purpose of this project is to help create greater equity of access to eBooks and  eAudiobooks for California readers. 

Education for Homeless Children and Youth 

Deadline: March 7th, 2024 

Amount: The maximum amount of funding will be based on the number of enrolled homeless children  and youth as reported on the 2022-23 Cumulative DataQuest reports. Max funding amounts: 50-99 /  $15,000; 100-249 / $25,000; 250-499 / $50,000; 500-1,499 / $75,000; 1,500-2,499 / $100,000; 2,500- 3,999 / $125,000; 4,000-4,999 / $175,000; Over 5,000 / $250,000 

Match: No 

The purpose of this program is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of  homeless children and youth and ensure homeless children and youth have equal access to the same  free, appropriate, public education as provided to all other students. Services provided cannot replace  the regular academic program and must be designed to expand or improve services that are part of the  school's regular academic program. 

CalSHAPE Plumbing and CalSHAPE Ventilation 

Deadline: Can apply up until May 31, 2024 

Amount: Varies depending on project and-efficiency-program 

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.  Link: 

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 


US Soccer Foundation 

Deadline: Rolling, Applications will be reviewed on the following deadlines in 2024 (est.): March 31 

June 30 

September 30 

December 31

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.  

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. Link: 

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. 

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. 

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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 


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.  

URL: Purpose: 

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. 

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. 


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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.