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State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) is intended to avert layoffs of teachers, professors, and other personnel and to further education reform in the key areas of teacher quality, standards and assessments, using longitudinal data to improve instruction, and supporting struggling schools.

This application is also being used for Education Jobs (Ed Jobs) Funds. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that have applied for a SFSF grant will automatically be eligible for an Ed Jobs Fund grant and need not submit a separate application. LEAs that have not applied for an SFSF grant (including new direct funded charter schools or charter schools that have changed their fund type from local to direct since 2008-09) can apply for Ed Jobs Funds by completing the SFSF application.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria School districts, county offices of education, and direct funded charter schools are eligible to receive funding to offset reductions to state funding reduced pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (Chapter 12, Statutues of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session, SBX3 4). Entities that applied for SFSF funding in 2008-09 need not apply again.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Public Law 111-5, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, Section 14001, et seq. Control Section 28 of the Budget Act of 2009.
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3200 / 8290
Total Available $354,899,894
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Local educational agency funding amounts are calculated based on reductions to state general purpose (e.g. revenue limits) and categorical program funding pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes 2009, Third Extraordinary Session, SBX3 4) and Assembly Bill 56 (Chapter 31, Statutes of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session, ABX3 56).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date September 30, 2010
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Rfa-08: SFSF []
Background State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) []
Fiscal State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) []
Funding ResultsRes-09: SFSF []
Other SFSF funds may be used by local educational agencies for any activity that is authorized under the following: (1) The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, including Impact Aid, (2) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (3) The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, or (4) The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. All applicants should review the ARRA Web site and SFSF guidance, particularly information on reporting requirements. The start date for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund is April 17, 2009. LEAs may not charge to Resource Code 3200 expenditures incurred before this date. SFSF funds are available for obligation until September 30, 2011.

For fiscal questions please contact:Thi Huynh (categorical programs) at 916-324-4555, or by email at or Elizabeth Dearstyne (revenue limits), at 916-327-0398, or by email at


Program, 916-319-0821
Fiscal See above
Division Government Affairs Division, 916-319-0821 (phone), 916-324-4534 (fax)
Last Modified: August 12, 2011

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