The 2021 Budget Postsecondary Education Trailer Bill (AB 132) appropriated $20 million in onetime funding for allocation to community college districts to support a systemwide effort to provide culturally competent professional development, with an emphasis on improving learning outcomes. A total of $5.8 million was provided to districts through apportionment during the 2021-2022 academic year First Principal Apportionment (P1). The remaining $14.2 million is being made available to districts as Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & Practices (CRPP) Innovative Best Practices Grants through the RFA linked below.
The CRPP Innovative Best Practices Grants are competitive, one-time grants to aid institutions that develop innovative Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)-minded and culturally competent professional development training for faculty. Trainings should focus specifically on nurturing the development of culturally responsive pedagogy and classroom practices for disproportionately impacted and underrepresented communities.
NEW Appendix (Required Grant Application Signature Page): CRPP Innovative Best Practices Grants Appendix (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions: CRPP Innovative Best Practices Grants FAQ (PDF)
NOVA Application: https://nova.cccco.edu/sp/crppibp/applications
Bidders' Conference Webinar Recording
The Chancellor’s Office staff hosted an informational Bidders’ Conference Webinar on January 17, 2023, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM PT. The Webinar provided an overview of the project submission process and offered potential applicants an opportunity to ask additional clarifying questions for the Culturally Responsive Pedagogies & Practices: Innovative Best Practices Grants.
NOVA Walk-Through Webinar Recording
The Chancellor’s Office staff hosted a detailed Nova Walk-Through Webinar on January 20, 2023, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM PT. This Webinar provided a guided tour of the NOVA Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & Practices: Innovative Best Practices Grants application submission system and offered potential applicants an opportunity to ask clarifying questions.