California Consulting Publishes Latest Education Grant Opportunities

Education Grants 

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. 

CalFire: Urban and Community Forestry Green Schoolyards 

Deadline: May 30th by 5:00 pm PDT 

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. 

CalSHAPE Plumbing and CalSHAPE Ventilation 

Deadline: Can apply up until May 31, 2024 by 5:00 pm 

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. 

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

Deadline: June 13th, 2024 5:00 pm EDT 

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. 

STOP School Violence Training and Technical Assistance (STOP TTA) Program 

Deadline: Deadline June 12, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern 

Application JustGrants Deadline June 20, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern 

Amount: Up to $8,000,000 

Match: No 

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding training  and technical assistance (TTA) to support awardees under the BJA Students, Teachers, and Officers  Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services  School Violence Prevention Program. The successful applicant will serve as BJA's STOP School Violence  National Training and Technical Assistance Center. 


School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) 

Deadline: May 2024  

Closes on June 17th, 2024 at 4:59 pm ET deadline: June 11th, 2024 (4:59 pm ET) 

JustGrants deadline: June 17th, 2024 (4:59 pm ET) 

Amount: up to $500,000 

Match: Yes, 25% 

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K 12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds: 

● “Coordination with law enforcement” 

● “Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self” ● “Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures” 

● “Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency” ● “Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in  security” 

The following school safety measures are available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s)  section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018: 

● Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems 

● Hotlines 

● Internet websites

● Mobile telephone applications 

● Development and operation of a school threat assessment 

● Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises ● Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and self ● Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security 

JJ Watt Foundation 

Deadline: August 

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. 

Zero-Emission School Bus and Infrastructure (ZESBI) 

Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2024, at 5:00pm Pacific Time. 

Amount: $500 million is appropriated by Senate Bill (SB) 114 The program may fund up to the full  purchase price of charging or fueling infrastructure and fleet vehicles. 

Match: No 


Summary: The primary goal of the SB 114 Funded Charging and Refueling Infrastructure Program is to  support local educational agencies in California with the transition to zero-emission school bus fleets.  Providing charging and fueling infrastructure awards will support the operation of zero emission school  buses and reduce cost barriers for fleet operators ready to transition. Enabling the replacement of  internal combustion school buses with zero-emission school buses will reduce transportation pollutants  and emissions, contributing to the improvement of community health and progress towards California’s  climate goals. 

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.  

Commented [1]: Dependent on sports starting in  Winter (Nov-Feb) --> Apr 16 - Sep 15, 5pm CST Spring (Mar-May) --> Sep 16 - Jan 15, 5pm CST Fall (Aug-Oct) --> Jan 16 - Apr 15, 5pm CST

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, 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.