Humboldt County Office of Education: Humboldt County Schools Receive Community School Implementation Grants

Humboldt County Schools Receive Community School Implementation Grants

Humboldt County Schools Receive Community School Implementation Grants

(Eureka)— The Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) received notification that all 12 of the Districts and Charters that applied for California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) implementation grants, received funds.

“Community schools are a key initiative of California’s historic transformation of public schools that includes universal free school meals, universal transitional kindergarten, before- and after-school learning and investments in teacher training, coaching, recruitment and retention. The CCSPP statewide technical assistance infrastructure supports schools and LEAs to coordinate the implementation of these initiatives for maximum impact and sustainability.

The ten-year, $4.1 billion California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) is the nation’s largest investment in dismantling barriers to learning that contribute to inequitable student outcomes. Community schools partner with education, county, and nonprofit entities to provide integrated health, mental health, and social services alongside high-quality, supportive instruction with a strong focus on community, family and student engagement.

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AT WORK: In Eureka City Schools, which received Cohort 1 and 2 Implementation grants, investments in student transportation and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support have dramatically reduced chronic absenteeism. One McKinney-Vento student went from 40 absences to just one in a roughly 60-day timeframe, and another child went from 26 to one.” – Governor Newsom’s Press Release, 05-08-24

Michael Davies-Hughes, Superintendent of Humboldt County Schools enthused, “Humboldt County schools have long served as a hub of support for students and families, especially in our rural communities.  I applaud the continued commitment of the Governor, state legislature and State Board of Education in supporting the whole child through the CCSPP grants, and I am thrilled that the majority of our county’s school districts will be receiving much-needed funding to help students learn and thrive both inside and outside the classroom.”

The 12 Districts and Charters that received funding this round are: Alder Grove Charter School, Blue Lake Union Elementary, Bridgeville Elementary, Coastal Grove Charter, Humboldt County Office of Education, McKinleyville Union Elementary, Northern United Humboldt Charter, Orick Elementary, Peninsula Union, Rio Dell Elementary, South Bay Union Elementary and Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District.

Felicia Doherty, Program Manager, School Support for the Humboldt County Office of Education received the exciting news, “This is a major investment in our local schools and community.  This grant provides a unique opportunity to strengthen partnerships, increase authentic family engagement, and build the infrastructure to support student outcomes.” For more information on Humboldt County Community Schools Partnership Program visit

A link to Governor Newsom’s full press release:

CONTACT:  Felicia Doherty, Program Manager, Humboldt County Office of Education 707-445-7132