The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various state and federal programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools throughout California. Annually, in June, each local educational agency (LEA) submits the Spring release of the application to document participation in these programs and provide assurances that the district will comply with the legal requirements of each program. Program entitlements are determined by formulas contained in the laws that created the programs.
The Fall release is submitted in October of each year. This will be an opportunity for the various CDE program offices to collect data that is needed before the Winter release is due.
The Winter release of the application is submitted in January of each year and contains the district entitlements for each funded program. Out of each state and federal program entitlement, districts allocate funds for indirect costs of administration, for programs operated by the district office, and for programs operated at schools.
- Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) (Modified 01-May-2012)
The CARS was released on April 9, 2012.
- Centralized Authentication System (CAS)
The CAS is CDE's new system for establishing a system user account.
- User Access Training (Updated 29-Mar-2012)
Includes how to register in CAS, get access to CARS, and the user roles.
- 2013-14 Consolidated Application Program Guidance (Updated 28-May-2013)
Spring and Winter data collection guidance from the program offices which include information about the requirements for the various programs to assist in completing the 2012-13 Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- 2013-14 Consolidated Application Instructions (Updated 18-June-2013)
Spring data collection instructions which include the purpose, guidance, program contact and procedures for completing the 2013-14 Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- CARS News Flash Updates (NewsFlash #37 Dated 02-May-2013)
The CARS News Flash Updates are bulletins that are sent out through the ConApp listserv when there is new ConApp or CARS related information.
- Data Collection Release Schedule (Updated 02-May-2013)
Narrative of current release dates and deadlines. Important dates you should know related to CARS.
- ConApp Support Desk
The new tracking system used by the CDE to capture and monitor ConApp issues and information requests.
Additional ConApp Information
- Program Profiles
Summaries of individual state and federal categorical programs contained in the ConApp.
- CDE Program Contacts
Contact information for inquiries on specific program funding sources.
- ConApp e-mail List
To join the ConApp e-mail list, send a blank message to email@example.com.
- Policy Statements
CDE policies related to the CARS or ConApp.
- Advisory Committees and Councils
Advisory committees and councils mandated by state and federal legislation.
- Categorical Programs
Program descriptions, letters/notices, entitlements, and apportionment schedules.
- Economic Impact Aid
A state categorical program for kindergarten through grade twelve to support services for English learners (limited English proficient LEP) and educationally disadvantaged students.
- No Child Left Behind
Federal education reforms in California.
- Preliminary Entitlements for Title I, Part A
Current and previous fiscal year lists of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Title I, Parts A and D & ARRA funding.
- Private Non-Profit School List
Private non-profit schools that may enroll students who are eligible for services under the federal programs in No Child Left Behind.
- Regional Assignments for Safe and Drug-Free Schools; and Tobacco-Use Prevention
CDE staff assigned to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug programs funded by the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; and Tobacco-Use Prevention Education.
- Title I
Helps low-achieving, English learners, American Indian, disabled, young readers, and at-risk students meet state academic content and performance standards.