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Gifted and Talented Education

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

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.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All local educational agencies (LEAs), including school districts and county offices of education, are eligible to apply for GATE funding. Direct-funded charter schools are not eligible to apply, but receive GATE funding through their block grants.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Applications are approved based on California State Board of Education Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 52200-52212; California Code of Regulations Title 5, Ch. 4, 3820-3870
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7140 / 8311
Total Available $50,396,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula.
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
June 1, 2006
Due Date June 15, 2006
Expected
Notification Date
September 30, 2006

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt/gt/index.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Sandra Frank
Phone : 916-323-5505
E-mail : sfrank@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Maxine Wheeler
Phone : 916-323-4746
E-mail : mwheeler@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-5847
Fax : 916-323-2833

Last Modified: August 3, 2007

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