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California Partnership Academies Program

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


Funding Description

This is annual funding for the currently operating CPA programs included in the State Budget. The CPAs are effective school/district/business partnerships, providing integrated academic and career technical instruction to students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who are not motivated by traditional curricula. The CPA model, a school-within-a-school for students in the tenth through the twelfth grades, establishes viable partnerships with either the business community or the public sector, or both. Emphasis is placed on student achievement, attendance, and program accountability.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria This is annual funding for current operational CPA programs included in the State Budget. The CPA model is mandated per California Education Code sections 54690–54696. They are effective school/district/business partnerships, providing integrated academic and career technical instruction to students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who are not motivated by traditional curricula. The CPA model is a school-within-a-school for students in the tenth through the twelfth grades. Emphasis is placed on student achievement, attendance, and program accountability.
Other Eligibility Considerations Existing: In order to receive funding, CPAs must submit a Letter of Intent, committing funds to the model mandated in California Education Code sections 54690–54696. Each academy must also submit with the Letter of Intent, the 2012–13 Proposed Budget. These documents are due by June 30, 2012.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority California Education Code sections 54690–54696
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7220 / 8590
Total Available $18,831,000
Recipient Amount Per Allocation Formula
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Allocation is based on the number of qualifying student enrollment ($900, $1200, or $1400 per student) times the # of students to qualify, grades 10-12). The student amount depends on the implementation level of the academy. The California Partnership Academies funding will be reduced per SBx3 4 (budget flexibility, Tier II) lowering the per pupil amount.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 15, 2012
Due Date June 30, 2012
Expected Notification Date September 15, 2012

Additional Information

Application RFA for CA Partnership Academies SB70 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/cpa10rfa.asp]
Background California Partnership Academies (CPA) [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/cpagen.asp]
Fiscal California Partnership Academies (CPA) [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/cpagen.asp]
Funding ResultsCalifornia Partnership Academies Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/cpa12result.asp]
Other Educating for Careers/California Partnership Academies Conference is scheduled for March 10-12, 2012. Additional information can be found on the California Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/cpagen.asp.

Contacts

Program Jerry Winthrop, 916-319-0457, Jwinthrop@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Machelle Martin, 916-319-0473, mamartin@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-319-0893 (phone), 916-319-0168 (fax)
Last Modified: November 27, 2012

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