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School and Library Improvement Block Grant

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

The School and Library Improvement Block Grant (SLIBG) combines funds from School Library Materials (SLM) and the School Improvement Program (SIP) into one block grant.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Participation in either or both SLM or SIP in the 2003-04 fiscal year is necessary to be eligible for SLIBG funding. Charter schools that receive funds through the Charter School Categorical Block Grant are not eligible to receive funds from the SLIBG because it is included with the statutory list of programs for which block grant funded charter schools may not apply separately.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Funds can be used for any purpose of either or both of the programs included in the block grant as determined by the school advisory committee if the local educational agency (LEA) participated in the SIP prior to January 1, 2004. If the LEA did not participate in the SIP prior to January 1, 2004, the funds received for this block grant are to be used only for the SLM.
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 41570 - 41573; Budget Item 6110-247-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7395 / 8590
Total Available $472,836,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula District funding is based on prior year entitlements adjusted by the annual rate of growth in statewide average daily attendance and the cost-of-living adjustment on district base revenue limits. These funding increases are contingent upon funds being made available in the annual budget act.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
October 31, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/slibg08result.asp
Other Assembly Bill 825, Chapter 871, Statutes of 2004, established SLIBG and repealed the Education Code sections governing these two programs.

Contacts

Program Julie Klein Briggs
Phone : 916-323-6191
E-mail : jbriggs@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs
Phone : 916-323-6191
E-mail : jbriggs@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-327-0538
Fax : 916-327-4873

Last Modified: February 3, 2014

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