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Teacher Credentialing 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Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant (TCBG) includes funding for the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. The BTSA program is an initiative to provide formative assessment and individualized support based on assessment information for beginning teachers.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
In order to receive TCBG funds in 2008-09 local educational agencies (LEAs) must develop and implement teacher induction programs that meet the standards adopted by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Prospective program sponsors must submit a detailed program proposal that meets the SB 2042 Induction Program Standards. The submission, (narrative and supporting evidence), is evaluated on each standard and its elements.
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 41520-41522 & 44279.1; Budget Item 6110-244-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7392 / 8590
Total Available $128,671,000
Recipient
Amount
$4,069
Match
Requirement
Yes
Allocation Formula Funding for the TCBG will be apportioned to LEAs in 2008-09 based on the number of eligible participants in the BTSA program. In subsequent years, LEAs will receive their 2008-09 level of funding adjusted for statewide growth in average daily attendance and the cost-of-living adjustment on district base revenue limits. The awards are made contingent upon the availability of funds.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/er/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r4/tcbg08result.asp
Other Assembly Bill (AB) 825, Chapter 871, Statutes of 2004 established the TCBG, and includes funding for the BTSA program. Contrary to most of the other programs included in block grants established by AB 825, the Education Code sections guiding the BTSA program were not repealed. The BTSA program is co-administered by the CDE and the CTC. BTSA programs vary in organizational design and include individual districts; districts in collaboration with one another and with colleges and universities; and large consortia in which districts, colleges, universities, and county offices of education work together.

Contacts

Program Edna Shoemaker
Phone : 916-319-0754
E-mail : eshoemaker@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Christy Gunsolley
Phone : 916-323-5549
E-mail : cgunsoll@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6440
Fax : 916-323-2806

Last Modified: July 1, 2009

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