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Educational grants offer financial support to teachers throughout the academic year. See below to find more information on the available grants for teachers.

​​​​​​Local Solution to the Teacher Shortage

​​​​​Partnered with Tulare County Office of Education, grants for Local Solution to Teacher Shortage offers $1,000 for teachers who hold a Provisional Internship Permit (PIP) or Short Term Staff Permit (STSP) education specialist credential., $2,500 for teachers with an intern education specialist credential and  $2,000 to reimburse the cost of teacher induction for teachers with a preliminary credential.

*in Merced County this reimburses districts since all districts sponsor their teachers.

Education Specialist Induction

Education Specialist Induction grant provides $1,000 for teachers who hold a PIP/STSP.

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PIPS and STSPS Transitioning to Credentialed Teacher

$2,500 available for teachers who hold a PIPS or STSPS.

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Education Specialist Intern Teacher

Merced County provides $2,000 available to reimburse the cost of teacher induction.

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Golden State Teachers Grant​​

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) is provided by the California Student Aid Commission and awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential.

Students must complete their program and obtain their credential within 3 years form the first distribution of GSTG funds and commit to work at a priority school is California for 4 years within 8 years of completing their program.

U Can Teach

Partnered with UMASS GLOBAL. $3,550 grant available to non-certificated employees (classified and early childhood of a school district in Merced County).  Applicants must have at least 60 units already complete and must plan on earning a single, multiple or education specialist credential.  Awardee agrees to teach in the district that they were a classified employee for each year that they receive the grant.

Early Education Teacher Development Grant

​The consortium will increase the number of CSPP and TK teachers and increase competencies in the workforce by implementing the following activities and services over the three year grant period: Advisement Services, Professional Development and Direct Financial Support to TK teachers needing to obtain their 24 ECE units and PK teachers working towards their Multiple Subject Credential. Each candidate is eligible to receive no more than $5,500 each year.

Golden State Teacher Grant

Up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a CTC professional preparation program.

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U Can Teach Grant

A $3,550 grant is available to non-certificated employees – classified and early childhood within a school district in Merced County.

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Early Education Teacher Development Grant

Early Education teachers needing to obtain their units or Multiple Subject Credential can receive up to $5,500.

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Heather Woody

Administrative Secretary
(209) 381-5976 ​