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Mandate Block Grant

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

Funding Description

Provide funding to county offices of education (COE), school districts and charter schools to support various mandated programs. COEs and districts may choose to either receive the mandate block grant funding or submit a mandate reimbursement claim with the State Controller Office.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Submit letter of intent to participate in the program by September 30 of each year
Other Eligibility Considerations If a school district or county office of education elects to receive the mandate block grant, then a mandate reimbursement claim pursuant to Government Code Section 17560 may not be filed.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Eligible Age Level(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult


Legal Authority Government Code Section 17581.6 (Chapter 38/2012) Chapter 529/2012, Item 6110-296-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8550
Total Available $166,609,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula $ 28 per prior year Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for districts.
$ 14 per prior year ADA for charter schools.
$ 28 per prior year ADA for COE plus $1 per prior year revenue limit ADA generated by the County Office of Education and districts in that county.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 24, 2012
Due Date October 1, 2012
Expected Notification Date November 15, 2012

Additional Information

Application RFA-12: Mandate Block Grant []
Background Mandate Block Grant []
Fiscal Mandate Block Grant []
Other Unavailable


Program Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: May 22, 2013
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