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Charter School Categorical Block Grant

The charter school categorical block grant provides charter schools with a flexible source of unrestricted funds. Charter schools that receive funding through the charter categorical block grant are not eligible to apply separately for the categorical programs identified in Education Code (EC) Section 47634.4(f). The categorical block grant also includes an amount representing a charter school's entitlement for state Economic Impact Aid (EIA).

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Charter schools are eligible for the charter school categorical 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 sections 47612 and 47612.1 to determine whether average daily attendance (ADA) may be claimed.
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
Budget Item 6110-211-0001, Education Code Section 47634.1
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8480
Total Available $189,812,000
Recipient
Amount
See allocation formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The charter school categorical block grant has two funding components: $528 per unit of ADA for 2008-09 multiplied by the charter school ADA, and an amount in-lieu of EIA which is the statewide average amount of funding per identified educationally disadvantaged pupil multiplied by the number of educationally disadvantaged pupils enrolled in the charter school. The per-ADA entitlement plus the in-lieu of EIA funding constitute the total categorical block grant that the charter school will receive.

Note: There may be insufficient monies to fully fund the 2008-09 block grant at the $528 rate, which could require a deficit factor to be applied. The rate may be reduced close to the 2007-08 rate of $500 per ADA.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/appcatbgguidtoc.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Byron Fong
Phone : 916-323-0498
E-mail : ByFong@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Byron Fong
Phone : 916-323-0498
E-mail : ByFong@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: December 4, 2008

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