Regional k-16 grant overview

The Regional K-16 Education Collaborative Grant Program, requires a collaborative to meet all of the following criteria, by law:

  • At least 1 K-12 school district, 1 UC, 1 CSU, and at least one CC.
  • Establish a steering committee of which at least 25%+ of the members shall be local employers.
  • Commit to participate in the California Cradle-to-Career Data System.
  • Commit to implement at least four of the following seven recommendations from the February 2021 Recovery with Equity report to promote student success
  • Commit to create occupational pathways, including accelerated degree and/or credential programs that incorporate work-based learning, in at least two of the sectors four eligible sectors
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Business Management
    • Engineering or Computing

The North State Region

  • The intent of the grant is to incentivize regional education and workforce collaboration to make a significant impact on the regional economy
  • Only one grant awarded per region for Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined(if we get Phase 1, we cannot apply for Phase 2)
  • Counties that make up the North State Region are Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

The future:

North State Together Regional Model Expansion

North State Together K16 Collaborative
A rural approach to student, family, and community success.

The Regional North State Together K16 Collaborative, a cross-sector group of partners representing education, business, community organizations, and local government, strives to improve the economic and personal lives of community members that live and work in the remote North. Together, we are building inclusive, supportive pathways that are responsive to local needs and retain the talent in our region by sharing resources, centering equitable strategies, promoting sustainability, and building lasting partnerships across sectors and geography.


  • Healthcare
  • Education


  • Cultivate inclusive, engaging, equity-oriented learning environments
  • Retain students through inclusive supports
  • Support college preparation and early credit
  • Provide high-tech, high-touch advising

Visit the Official Grant Program Website