Established in 2017 to ensure that California can meet the demand for bilingual teachers, the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program (BTPDP) is intended to increase (1) the number of teachers who obtain a bilingual authorization and (2) the number of teachers with a bilingual authorization who return to teaching in a bilingual or multilingual setting. A total of 8 grantees received funding established by Assembly Bill 99, Chapter 15 and Section 54 Article 5 and added to Chapter 7 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.. LMU-CEEL is working in partnership with three of the eight grantees: The Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Sacramento Office of Education, and the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL)/Oak Grove School District consortium. Additionally, CEEL collaborates with Californians Together and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) to convene the statewide grantees bi-annually. Read more about about the BTPDP Program.