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Flexible Categorical Program Funds

Prior to fiscal year 200809, funds for 38 categorical programs were restricted to specific purposes. Per EC Section 42605, these funds are now unrestricted. LEAs may use the funds to provide services under the pre-flexed programs or for other education purposes or programs. This profile addresses the 33 flexible categorical programs not allocated through the Principal Apportionment. A list of these and related information are available through the Fiscal link below under Additional Information.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All entities that received funding in the 2007-08 or 2008-09 base year for programs that are now flexible are eligible for funding. To identify the base year for each flexed program, refer to Sections I and III of the Fiscal link below under Additional Information.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
EC sections 42605 and 14401.1, multiple budget act items, and trailer bill appropriations of funds deferred from prior fiscal year. To identify the budget act item for each flexed program and specific trailer bill appropriations, refer to the Fiscal link under Additional Information.
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
0000 / 8590
Total Available $2,536,055,000
Recipient
Amount
Refer to Sections I and III of the Fiscal link under Additional Information.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula From fiscal years 2008-09 through 2014-15, funding for the flexible programs will be based on base year 2007-08 or 2008-09 funding levels as specified in Education Code Section 42605 and identified in Sections I and III of the worksheet accessed through the Fiscal link under Additional Information. In the current state fiscal year, each LEA will receive the same percentage of the available funding as it received in the base year.

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/consolidations559.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/aiec12result.asp
Other Per Education Code Section 14401.1, these funds are allocated on a 5-5-9 basis. 5-5-9 means that 5 percent of funds made flexible will be allocated in each of July and August and 9 percent each month from September through June.

Additional information on flexibility is at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fr/eb/yr09budgetacts.asp.


Contacts

Program Action on 2008-09 Budget Acts
Phone :
E-mail :
Fiscal Categorical Allocations Staff Contacts
Phone :
E-mail :
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone :
Fax :

Last Modified: February 11, 2014

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