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Small School District and County Office School Bus Replacement

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding is provided to small school districts and county offices of education to upgrade school buses to comply with 1992 federal safety standards. When allocating funding, the first priority will be for the purchase of new school buses to replace existing vehicles. The second priority will be for reconditioning existing school buses. Any remaining funds will be available for the purchase of new school buses to increase the fleet owned by the district or county office.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
School districts and county offices with an average daily attendance of fewer than 2,501 students.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 42290-42293, 42301.1 and 42303
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7235 / 8590
Total Available $5,498,000
Recipient
Amount
Unavailable
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Sixty percent of funds will be allocated based on vehicle age. Fifteen percent of the funds will be allocated based on mileage. Twenty-five percent of the funds will be allocated based upon the condition of the vehicle to be replaced. Replacement or reconditioning funds will be available for special education buses in not less than the same percentage the buses represent of the total school buses in the state.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
March 23, 2007
Due Date June 15, 2007
Expected
Notification Date
July 16, 2007

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/busreplacementrfa.asp
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/smallschdistcoebus.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/smschbus06result.asp
Other Funding for grants is contingent upon passage of the state budget and funding availability.

Contacts

Program Tonya Holmes
Phone : 916-323-6028
E-mail : tholmes@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Tonya Holmes
Phone : 916-323-6028
E-mail : tholmes@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-327-0538
Fax : 916-327-4873

Last Modified: May 29, 2013

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