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Charter School General Purpose Block Grant

The charter school general purpose block grant provides charter schools with unrestricted funding, based on average daily attendance (ADA), which is comparable to school districts revenue limit funding. The general purpose block grant is calculated as one amount and, with some exceptions, is funded from a combination of state and local revenues. Funding is released in the Principal Apportionment.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Most charter schools are eligible for the charter school general purpose 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 (EC) sections 47612 and 47612.1 to determine whether ADA may be claimed for funding.
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
Education Code sections 47633 and 47635
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8015
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The 2010-11 charter school general purpose block grant entitlement is funded through a combination of state aid and local funds. The amount of general purpose funding is based on the statewide average general purpose funding per unit of ADA received by school districts for each of four different grade level ranges: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Rates are established at the first principal (P-1) apportionment and the second principal (P-2) apportionment.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
February 18, 2011

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 Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: The First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 18th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 1st, and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (at the same time as the following year's P-1 certification).

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 1, 2010

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