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STATE FUNDING SOURCES For more information, visit http://www.calendow. org/grants/ LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA SOROS The newly passed Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) requires schools and districts to develop an accountability plan that focuses on, among other things, improving school climate, as measured by reductions in suspension and expulsion rates. LCFF funds should be used to support the implementation of alternative and positive discipline strategies that reduce suspensions and expulsions and improve school climate. Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) provides funding for a wide range of policy advocacy. CBMA funds national, state, and local organizations focused on outcomes in various U.S. regions. CBMA will consider letters of inquiry from organizations or projects if the proposed activities have clear and demonstrable potential for national impact and/ or replication in localities or regions other than the currently funded areas. For more information about how LCFF funds can be used to support implementation of alternative, non-punitive discipline strategies, read the following pages. For more information, visit http://www. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT, PROPOSITION 63 Proposition 63 funds have been distributed through the California Department of Mental Health to county mental health agencies. County Offices of Education contract with county mental health agencies to access these Proposition 63 funds to provide PBIS in schools. An LEA may develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or contract with its county mental health agency to access this funding to address the provision of mental health services in pupils’ IEPs. Placer COE, which provided PBIS training and coaching support to Leataata Floyd Elementary, Pioneer High and Gibson Elementary Schools, uses Proposition 63 funds to provide free training to schools that want to implement SWPBIS. For more information: services/mh/Pages/MH_Prop63.aspx PRIVATE FUNDING SOURCES CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT The California Endowment makes grants to organizations and institutions that directly benefit the health and well-being of Californians. Support is provided to 501(c)(3) organizations and that are classified as a public entity. 78 How we can fix school discipline The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States that advance its mission to improve health and healthcare for all Americans. The RWJ Foundation funds innovative projects that have measurable impact and create meaningful transformative change. Through Forward Promise Innovation Grants, a $9.5 million initiative, the RWJ Foundation is focused on promoting opportunities for the health and success of middle and high school aged boys and young men of color. For more information, visit CRICKET ISLAND FOUNDATION Cricket Island Foundation supports organizations committed to youth-led social change. Grantmaking develops capacity and commitment of young people to improve their lives and communities by supporting organizations that offer meaningful opportunities for youth to contribute to positive societal change. Organizations can apply for support around empowering and working with youth to fix school discipline policies and other aspects of education. While the Cricket Island Foundation is not currently accepting applications, interested organizations should periodically visit the website,,