Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers Grant RFP

  • by Carl Campos
  • Aug 31, 2018, 13:06 PM

A school district, county office of education, charter school, regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority may apply for funding of up to a maximum of $20,000 per teacher participating in the Local Solutions Grant Program to implement locally-identified solutions that address a local need for special education teachers.   Grant program funding may be used for local efforts to recruit, prepare, develop support systems for, and retain special education teachers that include, but are not limited to, teacher service scholarships, student debt payment, living stipends for newly credentialed teachers who earned an education specialist credential, recruitment of former special education or other teachers who may be interested in working as special education teachers, signing bonuses for newly credentialed teachers who earn an education specialist credential, service awards, mentors for existing teachers, professional learning communities, teacher career pathways or other solutions that address a local need for special education teachers.  Proposals must be received by the Commission by 5 p.m. PDT on October 30, 2018.