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Education Jobs Fund

Funding Description

The Education Jobs (Ed Jobs) program, a component of the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act of 2010 (PL 111-226), provides $1.2 billion to California to be used to save or create an estimated 16,500 kindergarten through grade twelve (K12) jobs for the 201011 school year. Jobs funded under this program include those that provide educational and related services for early childhood, elementary and secondary education.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria School districts, county offices of education and direct funded charter schools will receive Ed Jobs funding in an amount equal to the proportion of the revenue limit amount calculated for the 2010-11 fiscal year pursuant to Senate Bill 847 (Chapter 220, Statutes of 2010)
Other Eligibility Considerations Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that have applied for a State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (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 a SFSF grant (including new direct funded charter schools or charter schools that changed fund type from local to direct since 2008-09) can apply for Ed Jobs Funds by completing the SFSF application.
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 Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act (Public Law 111-226), Senate Bill 847 (Chapter 220, Statutes of 2010)
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3205 / 8290
Total Available $1,199,906,585
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula LEA entitlements will be based on each LEAs proportionate share of revenue limit and charter school general purpose funding in 2010-11 as determined at the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2). Preliminary entitlements were calculated using 2009-10 P-2. An LEA may receive an allocation equal to 90 percent of its preliminary entitlement. These entitlements will be adjusted after the 2010-11 P-2 is calculated in June 2011.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Rfa-08: SFSF []
Background Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance []
Fiscal Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance []
Funding ResultsRes-10: Education Jobs Fund []
Other LEAs must use Ed Jobs Funds only for school level compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees, in order to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational and related services. Ed Jobs Funds are available for obligation through September 30, 2012. LEAs may not use Ed Jobs Funds prior to August 10, 2010, the date of enactment of the Act.

For fiscal questions, please contact: Elizabeth Dearstyne (Entitlements), 916-327-0398, e-mail, or Thi Huynh (Apportionments), 916-324-4555, email


Program Fiscal Policy Division
Fiscal See fiscal contacts above.
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Last Modified: January 6, 2012

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