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Arts and Music 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, funds were restricted to support the implementation of sequential standards-aligned visual and performing arts instructional programs in kindergarten and grades one through twelve, inclusive, operated by school districts, direct-funded charter schools, and county offices of education. In addition, funds were to be used for hiring of additional staff and for ongoing support of staff hired under the program, purchase of new or used materials, books, supplies and equipment, and implementing or increasing staff development opportunities to support standards-aligned arts and music instruction in grades K-12.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local educational agencies 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, SBX3 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009) as amended by ABX4 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009), Budget Item 6110-265-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $87,979,000
Recipient Amount For 2009-10, LEAs will receive the same amounts as 2008-09, less approx. 5.27%
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 they received from the allocated funds in 2008-09.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Visual and Performing Arts  []
Fiscal Unavailable
Flexibility Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts
Funding ResultsRes-09: Arts and Music Block Grant []
Other Funding for this program is among those that are generally flexible pursuant to SBX3 4 Section 15, Education Code (EC) Section 42605, enacted in February 2009.


Program Unavailable
Fiscal Karen Almquist, 916-327-4406,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-323-8068 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: February 5, 2013

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