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Gifted and Talented Education

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

Funding Description

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) funding supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving students in public elementary and secondary schools in California who are identified as gifted and talented. Special efforts must be made to include students from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds. The Legislature supports the development of a variety of program options and approaches to identification as long as this does not diminish service to identified students.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) submit applications to the California Department of Education. Applications are reviewed and, if they meet the criteria identified by law, are approved by the State Board of Education. Applications may be approved for one, two, three, or five years.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
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 Code secs. 52200-52212; CCR Title 5, Ch. 4, 3820-3870
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2005-06
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7140 / 8311
Total Available $46,536,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula According to provisions of Education Code Section 52211, total funding available in the current fiscal year for GATE is divided by the total prior year Second Period Average Daily Attendance (ADA), in kindergarten through grade twelve, for all districts participating in the GATE program in the current year. The result is multiplied by the LEA's prior year Second Period ADA. No district can receive less per ADA than the amount it received per ADA in the 1999-2000 school year. No district with fewer than 1,500 pupils in ADA will receive less to support its GATE program than $2,500 or the amount it received in 1998-99, whichever is greater.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 1, 2005
Due Date June 15, 2005
Expected Notification Date September 15, 2005

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Sandra Frank, 916-323-5505,
Fiscal Maxine Wheeler, 916-323-4746,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-5847 (phone), 916-323-2833 (fax)
Last Modified: May 2, 2007

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