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Teacher Credentialing Block Grant (Flexible Funds)

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, funds were restricted to the Teacher Credentialing Block Grant (TCBG) program, which 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
Local educational agencies (LEAs) that received funding in 2008-09 are eligible for funds.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009) Section 15, Education Code Section 42605, Budget Item 6110-244-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8590
Total Available $90,397,000
Recipient
Amount
For 09-10, LEAs will receive the same amount as in 08-09, less approximately 17%
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Funding for this program from fiscal years 2009-10 through 2012-13 will be based on 2008-09 funding levels. LEAs will receive the same percentage of the available funding that they received of the funding allocated in 2008-09.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/tcbg.asp
Flexibility http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fr/eb/yr09budgetacts.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/tcbg09result.asp
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 purposed and/or other categorical programs.

Contacts

Program Christy Gunsolley
Phone : 916-323-5549
E-mail : cgunsoll@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance
Phone : 916-327-0538
E-mail :
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-327-0538
Fax : 916-327-4873

Last Modified: August 18, 2009

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