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The Southern Coast Regional Technical Assistance Center (SC R-TAC) shares grant opportunities with districts and charter schools. If you have a grant opportunity to highlight on this page, please submit it to SDCOE's Grant Services team provides additional professional learning resources for districts and charter schools.

Learning Communities for School Success Program Grant Cohort 8


Due Date: May 1


The Californian Department of Education (CDE) has released the application for the Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) Grant, Cohort 8. The goals of the LCSSP are to support evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices aimed at keeping the state’s most vulnerable pupils in school. These programs and practices must complement or enhance the actions and services identified to meet the LEA’s goals as provided in their LCAP. Please see the attached overview sheet for more details.


Applicant agencies are limited to LEAs within the State of California that serve students in K–12, inclusive. This includes school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education (COEs) in their role as providers of direct student services in COE-operated schools. LEAs may collaborate to form a consortium application.


A signed application packet must be submitted via email no later than May 1, 2024, to 

  • May 1: Applications due via email
  • May-June: Scoring of applications
  • July: Preliminary list of grantees announced (final grant amount based on approved, signed 2024-25 state budget)
  • Two weeks after preliminary list: appeals must be received by CDE
  • November 2024: Grant Award Notifications processed

Application Working Sessions

These are optional drop-in Q&A sessions with LCSSP technical assistance providers. Save the dates and links to join and ask questions as you complete your LCSSP application. 

If you missed the LCSSP webinar, explore the Application Padlet to view the webinar recording and learn about funding, RFA, support, and resources that can be used to support the community schools efforts in your LEA. If you are unable to access Padlet, here is the recording link.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact:                                                         

LCSSP Technical Assistance: or LCSSP Administration: