California Consulting Releases List of Education Grant Opportunities

The following lsit of education grants was published by California Consulting, Inc. 

CA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program 

Deadline: April 4th, 2024 

Amount: 4 different tracks with different funding amounts;  

T1: $200,000 to $1.5 million 

T2: $50,000 to $500,000 

T3: $50,000 to $200,000 

T4: $15,000 to $250,000 

Eligibility: California public school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and Tribal  schools (such as those administered through the Bureau of Indian Education) that are a School Food  Authority (SFA) currently operating the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 


Summary: The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 2023-24 California Farm to School  Incubator Grant Program will award competitive grants to support projects that cultivate equity, nurture  students, build climate resilience, and create scalable and sustainable change.  

Funding Priorities: The California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award additional points  during the grant review process for projects that:  

• Engage students from underserved communities  

• Include small to midsize California food producers  

• Include veteran California food producers, socially disadvantaged California food producers, and/or  limited-resource farm households in California.  

• Include California food producers who utilize climate smart agriculture practices; climate smart  agriculture production systems like certified organic or transitioning to certified organic; other  

Commented [1]: workforce development grant, very  popular. Giving students who are enrolled in career  pathways programs more opportunities for success  through workforce development.

regenerative strategies that increase resilience to climate change, improve the health of communities  and soil, protect water and air quality, increase biodiversity, and help store carbon in the soil; or  sustainable pest management. Please see the detailed grant application questions and review criteria in  the Grant Application and Review Criteria section for details about how the application and review  criteria will address each of the funding priorities noted above.  

Additional Priorities: The California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will:  • Aim to distribute awards geographically across California to the extent possible  • Set aside up to 10% of all available grant funding for awards for Tribal governments and Tribal-based  non-profit organizations 

CDE: College and Career Access Pathways Grant 

Deadline: March 30th, 2024 

Amount: Up to $100,000 

Match: No 

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies for 9, 10, 11, 12 Grade 


To establish a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) dual enrollment partnership agreement that  is consistent with the requirements of Section 76004 of California Education Code and that gives  students access to dual enrollment opportunities pursuant to the CCAP partnership agreement. 

Learning Communities for School Success Program 

Deadline: May 1st, 2024 

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. 

Link: 2450,upon%20the%20 availability%20of%20 funds. 

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. 

CA Dept of Education: Middle School Foundation Academies Planning and Implementation  Grant 

Deadline: May 1st 2024 

Amount: $25,000 Planning Year, $50,000 Implementation Year 

Match: Yes 

Eligibility: 6,7,8th grade 


Commented [2]: You have to be severely  disadvantaged to be successful with this grant 

Commented [3]: very specific criteria, make sure the  client understands.

Middle School Foundation Academies (MSFA) Planning and Implementation Grants will be funded  at $1,050,000. This funding is for 14 planning and 14 implementation grants for middle school  career academies ($25,000/$50,000 per Academy). The funds are from the Proposition 98 - Career Technical Education Initiative is included in the 2024-25 State Budget. The program aims  to establish MSFAs to prepare students for participation in a complete, high-quality career  technical education pathway at the local high school. 

CA Dept of Education: Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) Grant 2024-25 

Deadline: May 29th, 2024 

Amount: Up to $100,000 

Match: No 

Eligibility: The proposed SSP must be new to the identified school site(s) and will provide  students with advanced instruction and training in high technology fields and in the performing  arts in grades nine through twelve. All California public high schools, county offices of education,  consortium of local educational agencies (LEAs), and direct-funded charter schools are eligible to  apply. 


The Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) provides start-up funds for the establishment of a new  specialized program or school, to provide advanced instruction and training in high technology  fields and in the performing arts, for students in grades nine through twelve in high schools. The  Legislature intends for SSP to benefit the state economy by having programs located in close  proximity to areas in which these industries are located. Funding is available for planning and  implementing new programs. 

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  

Commented [4]: not really sure what this means, is it  emphasizing it is super competitive, or does a school  district need to have 14 of this academies within their  school? Or is it total funding and 14 awardees? 

Commented [5]: CTE pathways grant for middle  schoolers, funding is kind of low, so if the school district  is interested in this opportunity they would need to be  prepared to fund part of it.

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, 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.  

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. 



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