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California College Promise Innovation Grant Program   

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(a) In order to receive a grant, the governing board of a community college district shall demonstrate in its application for funding that the community college will partner with one or more school districts and one or more California State University or University of California campuses, if appropriate, to establish or expand a California College Promise program that includes all of the following practices and principles:

(1) Partnering with one or more school districts to establish an Early Commitment to College Program that is consistent with the intent of Article 6.3 (commencing with Section 54710) of Chapter 9 of Part 29 of Division 4 of Title 2 to provide K-12 students and families assistance that includes, but is not limited to, learning about college opportunities, visiting campuses, taking and completing college preparatory courses, and applying for college and financial aid.

(2) Partnering with one or more school districts to support and improve high school student preparation for college and reduce postsecondary remediation through practices that may include, but are not limited to, small learning communities, concurrent enrollment, and other evidence-based practices.

(3) Utilizing evidence-based placement and student assessment indicators at the community college district that include multiple measures of student performance, including grades in high school courses, overall grade point averages, results from common assessments, and input from counselors.

(4) Providing students who are enrolled at the community college district with access to courses, including, but not limited to, priority registration, and allowing them to register for a full academic year of courses at once, in order to keep them on track to graduate, transfer to a public postsecondary university, or earn a career technical education certificate in California.

(5) Providing outreach to students who are enrolled at a community college within the community college district regarding the Associate Degrees for Transfer and the California Community College Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant program.

(b) (1) The chancellor's office in its application criteria shall encourage the governing board of a community college district applying to receive a California College Promise Innovation Grant Program award to identify local public and private sources of funding to develop sustainable California College Promise programs within the community college district.

(2) The chancellor's office in its application criteria shall encourage the governing board of a community college district applying to receive a California College Promise Innovation Grant Program award to leverage new or existing sources of local and state funding to better align efforts to improve student success.

(c) The chancellor's office shall post on its Internet Web site, for ease of access, all applications that receive funding under the grant program, and shall encourage each community college district that does not receive a grant to identify local public and private sources of funding to develop sustainable California College Promise programs within the district.

(d) (1) The chancellor's office shall be responsible for developing application criteria, administrative guidelines, and other requirements for purposes of administering the grant program.

(2) An application that demonstrates one or both of the following shall receive first priority:

(A) Identifies local public and private sources of funding to develop sustainable California College Promise programs within the community college district.

(B) Leverages new or existing sources of local and state funding to better align efforts to improve student success.

(3) An application that demonstrates one or more of the following shall receive secondary priority:

(A) Develops partnerships pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) with school districts located predominantly within the community college district's residential boundaries.

(B) Provides services to a greater proportion of students.

(C) Develops at least one partnership with a California State University campus with the goal of guaranteeing admission and seamless transfer to the California State University campus for the district's students who have successfully completed transfer requirements.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 434, Sec. 1.)