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Gifted and Talented Education

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

Funding Description

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) funding supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving students in public elementary and secondary schools in California who are identified as gifted and talented. Special efforts must be made to include students from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds. The Legislature supports the development of a variety of program options and approaches to identification as long as this does not diminish service to identified students.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All local educational agencies (LEAs), including school districts and county offices of education, are eligible to apply for GATE funding. Direct-funded charter schools are not eligible to apply, but receive GATE funding through their block grants.
Other Eligibility Considerations Applications are approved based on California State Board of Education Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 52200-52212; California Code of Regulations Title 5, Ch. 4, 3820-3870; Budget Item 6110-124-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7140 / 8311
Total Available $49,186,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula According to provisions of Education Code Section 52211, total funding available in the current fiscal year for GATE is divided by the total prior year Second Period Average Daily Attendance (ADA), in kindergarten through grade twelve, for all districts participating in the GATE program in the current year. The result is multiplied by the LEA's prior year Second Period ADA. No district can receive less per ADA than the amount it received per ADA in the 1999-2000 school year. No district with fewer than 1,500 pupils in ADA will receive less to support its GATE program than $2,500 or the amount it received in 1998-99, whichever is greater.

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 1, 2007
Due Date June 15, 2007
Expected Notification Date November 30, 2007

Additional Information

Application RFA-07: GATE Application []
Background GATE Program Information []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Sandra Frank, 916-323-5505,
Fiscal Clifton Davis, 916-323-5808,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-5847 (phone), 916-323-2833 (fax)
Last Modified: December 12, 2008

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