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Charter School General Purpose Block Grant

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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 charter school general purpose block grant provides charter schools with unrestricted funding, based on average daily attendance (ADA), which is comparable to school districts revenue limit funding. The general purpose block grant is calculated as one amount and, with some exceptions, is funded from a combination of state and local revenues. Funding is released in the Principal Apportionment.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Most charter schools are eligible for the charter school general purpose block grant. There is an exception if the charter school receives revenue limit funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Charter schools serving students over the age of 19 should refer to Education Code (EC) sections 47612 and 47612.1 to determine whether ADA may be claimed for funding.
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 47633 and 47635
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8015
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient Amount see allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The 2008-09 charter school general purpose block grant entitlement is funded through a combination of state aid and local funds. The amount of general purpose funding is based on the statewide average general purpose funding per unit of ADA received by school districts for each of four different grade level ranges: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Rates are established at the first principal (P-1) apportionment and the second principal (P-2) apportionment.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Fiscal Principal Apportionments []
Other Total Available is a continuous appropriation


Program Byron Fong, 916-323-0498,
Fiscal Byron Fong, 916-323-0498,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: July 7, 2009

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