The California state budget signed by the Governor in July 2021 includes $15 million in funding for the Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Program. One time grant awards of up to $2,500 per participating teacher are available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to support credentialed teachers to obtain a supplementary authorization in computer science and provide instruction in computer science coursework in settings authorized by the underlying credential. There is a 100 percent match requirement for each grant dollar received. Matching funds may be actual funds and/or in-kind as outlined in the authorizing legislation.

Note: Single subject teachers whose existing credential already allows them to teach computer science courses ARE eligible for an added Computer Science Supplementary Authorization.


General Information

The Commission is pleased to announce its intent to fund 4 local education agencies (LEAs) for the 2021 Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant. This funding will support LEAs in preparing credentialed teachers to earn a supplementary authorization in computer science and provide instruction in computer science coursework in settings authorized by the underlying credential.

For the 2021–22 fiscal year, $15,000,000 has been appropriated from the General Fund to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Program. One time grant awards of up to $2,500 per teacher participating in the Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant program are available to support credentialed teachers to obtain a supplementary authorization in computer science and provide instruction in computer science coursework in settings authorized by the underlying credential.


Commission Agenda Items

Update on the 2021-22 State-Funded Grant Programs

Agenda Item 3G – February 2022

This agenda item presents an update on and timelines for the release of Request for Applications (RFAs) for the four 2021-22 state-funded grant programs: 1) Teacher Residency Programs (Capacity, Expansion, and Implementation), 2) Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Grant Program, 3) Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant, and 4) Dyslexia Grants to Teacher Preparation Programs.


Updated September 08, 2022