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Specialized Secondary Programs

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

The Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) provides start-up funds for the establishment of new, advanced programs in California high schools. The programs are expected to be a model for standards-based instruction, rich in curriculum content with varied instructional methodologies that emphasize expanded, in-depth study of a targeted content area, theme, or career focus. Funding is available for planning new programs or schools which may include, Linked Learning pathways, career academies, and arts integrated models.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
The proposed program must be new to the school and serve students in at least two consecutive grades 912. Teachers must develop curriculum and instructional methodologies that will be made available to other California schools.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Charter schools that receive the categorical block grant are not eligible to apply because these schools already receive SSP funds through the categorical block grant.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 58800-58806; Budget Item 6110-122-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7370 / 8590
Total Available $4,892,000
Recipient
Amount
$50,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula $3,392,000 of SSP funds are distributed to schools planning new programs and $1,500,000 for two that receive a legislated apportionment.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
September 4, 2013
Due Date October 18, 2013
Expected
Notification Date
November 15, 2013

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/ssp13rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/sspgen.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/sspgen.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/ssp13result.asp
Other SSP funds are used to fund new grants and for apportionment funding of two SSP recipients that worked in collaboration with the CSU system before 1991.

Contacts

Program Tony Quirarte
Phone : 916-319-0388
E-mail : tquirarte@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jeanne Geiser
Phone : 916-319-0474
E-mail : jgeiser@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-319-0893
Fax : 916-319-0168

Last Modified: September 5, 2013

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