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Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance Act

Signed into law on August 10, 2010, the Act provides $1.2 billion for California education jobs in 2010-11.

The Education Jobs (Ed Jobs) program, a component of the Act, provides $1.2 billion to California to be used to save or create an estimated 16,500 kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) jobs for the 2010–11 school year. Jobs funded under this program include those that provide educational and related services for early childhood, elementary and secondary education. California's application for these funds has been approved.

California Department of Education Resources

Entitlements and Apportionments

Local educational agency (LEA) application
LEAs that have applied for a State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) grant will automatically be eligible for an Ed Jobs Fund grant and need not submit a separate application. LEAs that have not applied for an SFSF grant (including new direct-funded charter schools or charter schools that have changed their fund type from local to direct since 2008–09) can apply for Ed Jobs funds by completing the SFSF application.

Applicability of Federal Cost Principles to Education Jobs Program
Information taken from the March 25, 2011 memo on the process by which LEAs must obtain advance approval if they wish to use Education Jobs funds for retirement incentives and to clarify how time accounting requirements apply for employees paid with Education Jobs funds.

Federal Resources

Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act of 2010 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Text of the Act-H.R. 1586.

Guidance and Applicant Information on Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Education Web site.

The U.S. Department of Education Budget Tables External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides an estimate of how the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund would be allocated among the states.

Questions:   Government Affairs | ARRA@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821