Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)

Overview

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program
Need-Based Grant for LEPD-Eligible Undergraduates

The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents (LEPD) Grant Program provides need-based educational grants to dependents and spouses of employees who lost their lives in the line of duty or were totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of duty in the following professions:

  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice
  • Firefighters
  • Law Enforcement
  • Tribal Firefighters

This grant follows Cal Grant eligibility guidelines and students may be eligible up to the full LEPD award amount in accordance with their school of attendance and unmet need. Students may be eligible to receive this grant for a maximum of four years. For detailed grant award amount information please review our LEPD Award Amounts.

To receive this grant, the student must submit an application along with the following supplemental information:

1.  A copy of the applicant’s 2020-21 Student Aid Report (SAR), which is generated after filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2.  Proof of enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year.
3.  A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or marriage certificate
4.  The death certificate of the parent/spouse, the coroner’s report (if applicable) and for a dependent or spouse of:

 a. California peace and law enforcement officer: documentation (i.e. police report) showing evidence that the death or total disability was caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the line of duty;

 b. Officers and employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: documentation showing that the death, accident, or injury was caused by the direct action of an inmate;

 c. California Fire Fighters: documentation showing that the death or total disability was the result of an accident or injury incurred in the performance of duty.

5.  If applicable, a copy of the findings of the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board or other evidence that the fatality or disabling accident was compensable under Division 4 or 4.5 (commencing with section 6100) of the Labor Code.

For further information, please contact the Specialized Programs Unit at specialized@csac.ca.gov.