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AAV Item 1 Addendum Attachment 1

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This is an accessible alternate version (AAV) of the PowerPoint Presentation for Item 1 Addendum Attachment 1 (PPT; 2584KB; 28 slides) posted on the May 2009 State Board of Education Agenda.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
PreK-12 Education

"Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education”
Overview for State Board of Education
By Andrea Ball, Deputy Superintendent

May 6, 2009
ARRA Web site []] Web site [http:/]

Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education

“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity - it is a pre-requisite.  The countries that out-teach us today will out-compete us tomorrow.” 

- President Barack Obama, 2/24/09”

ARRA Education Provisions

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ARRA Guiding Principles

U. S. Department of Education Recovery Web site [] External link opens in new window or tab.

ARRA Core Reforms and Assurances

U. S. Department of Education Recovery Web site [] External link opens in new window or tab.

ARRA Education, Child Care and Tax Credit Programs

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Funding Estimates for Major Programs that go through CDE


Final ARRA

California Total

Title I



School Improvement Grant



Ed Tech (EETT)



IDEA (Part B)



McKinney Vento Homeless



Fiscal Stabilization Fund (Ed.)



State Longitudinal Data Systems


Competitive Grant

Teacher Incentive Grants


Competitive Grant

Child Nutrition Program






Child Development Block Grant






Source:  Funding Estimates Source Web page []

State Fiscal Stabilization Funds

California’s Allocation for Stabilization Fund
4.87 Billion for Education

SFSF Ed Assurances Baseline Data Sources

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SFSF: Uses by LEAs

State Incentive Grants: "Race to the Top"

$4.35 billion for competitive grants to states, awarded by U.S. Secretary of Education

Criteria: grants to states that have made significant progress in meeting the assurances identified in the state application and other criteria as determined by Secretary

SFSF Innovation Funds

$650 million for the Innovation Fund: competitive grants to LEAs, partnerships of LEAs and non-profit agencies and LEA or school consortia, with a strong record of education results – have made significant gains in closing achievement gaps. The grant will be used for:

Title I Funds

Source: U. S. Department of Education Recovery Web site [] External link opens in new window or tab.

Guidance from ED
Examples of fund uses:

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Title I, Part A – ARRA: Fiscal Issues and Waivers

ED will consider requests for waivers for:
ED may not waive supplement not supplant requirement but in cases of severe budget shortfalls LEAs may have avenues to demonstrate compliance

Title I School Improvement Grants
(ESEA Title I, Section 1003 (g))

IDEA Part B Funds

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Other ED Programs

Enhancing Education Through Technology Grants to LEAs
Statewide Data Systems Competitive State Grants

School Facilities

Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs) (New Program)
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs)

Child Care & Development (from US HHS)

Child Nutrition Equipment Grants (from USDA)

$100 million nationally for competitive grants to school food authorities.

California allocation is $12.8 million

USDA encourages states to make awards by June 8, 2009.

Accountability and Transparency

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Questions: State Board of Education | 916-319-0827 
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