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School and Library Improvement Block Grant (Flexible Funds)

Funding Description

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

Before 2008-09, the funds were restricted to the School and Library Improvement Block Grant, which combined the School Library Materials (SLM) and School Improvement Program (SIP). Local educational agencies (LEAs) that participated in SIP prior to the inclusion in the block grant could use the funds for any purpose previously authorized by both programs as determined by the school advisory committee. LEAs that did not participate in SIP could use the funds for SLM.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs that received funding in 2008-09 are eligible for funds.
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


Legal Authority SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009) Section 15, Education Code Section 42605; Budget Item 6110-247-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $370,044,087
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula For fiscal year 2009-10, LEAs will receive approximately the same amount they received based on revised totals for fiscal year 2008-09, less approximately 4.5 percent.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 31, 2009

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Categorical Index Page []
Fiscal Categorical Index Page []
Flexibility Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts
Funding ResultsRes-09: SLIBG []
Other The funding for this program is now flexible pursuant to SBX3 4 Section 15, Education Code Section 42605, enacted in February 2009. LEAs may utilize all of their program funds to provide services for the program or they may use all or part of their program funds for other educational purposes and/or other categorical programs.


Program Barbara Jeffus, 916-319-0445,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: October 11, 2013

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