The much anticipated Request for Applications (RFA) for the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund: Learning Communities for School Success grant program has been released by the California Department of Education (CDE). This grant program was established by SB 527 and AB 1014, following the passage of Proposition 47.
There was some initial confusion about the timeline and due dates, but the CDE webpages have been updated and now contain the correct information. Please consult the RFA for the full timeline on page 21.
Districts with high rates of chronic absence, out-of-school suspensions, and school drop outs will be given priority for these grants 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.
Letter of Intent Due Date: April 21, 2017
Application Due Date: May 10, 2017
We’d love to get a sense of who is applying — if you decide to apply, please let us know.
Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Contact: Deanna Niebuhr, Senior Director of Community Schools, Partnership for Children & Youth