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Teacher Credentialing Block Grant

The Teacher Credentialing Block Grant (TCBG) includes funding for the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. The BTSA program is an initiative to provide formative assessment and individualized support based on assessment information for beginning teachers.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
In order to receive TCBG funds in 2006-07, local educational agencies (LEAs) must develop and implement teacher induction programs that meet the standards adopted by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Prospective program sponsors must submit a detailed program proposal that meets the SB 2042 Induction Program Standards. The submission, (narrative and supporting evidence), is evaluated on each standard and its elements.
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

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 41520-41522 & 44279.1; Budget Item 6110-244-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7392 / 8590
Total Available $99,474,000
Recipient
Amount
Unavailable
Match
Requirement
Yes
Allocation Formula Funding for the TCBG will be apportioned to LEAs in 2006-07 based on the number of eligible participants in the BTSA program. The awards is made contingent upon the availability of funds. The 2006 State Budget re-appropriated $9,555,000 for the purposes of 2005-06 second-year teachers. These funds will be paid in 2006-07 to restore $781 that had been pro-rated from the amount supporting second year teachers, due to insufficient funding.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
March 1, 2007

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/te/er/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/
Other Assembly Bill (AB) 825, Chapter 871, Statutes of 2004 established the TCBG. The TCBG includes funding for the BTSA program. Contrary to most of the other programs included in block grants established by AB 825, the Education Code sections guiding the BTSA program were not repealed. The BTSA program is co-administered by the CDE and the CCTC. BTSA programs vary in organizational design and include individual districts; districts in collaboration with one another and with colleges and universities; and large consortia in which districts, colleges, universities, and county offices of education work together. For additional fiscal information, contact Christy Gunsolley, at (916) 323-5549 or by e-mail at cgunsoll@cde.ca.gov.

Contacts

Program Sarah Solari
Phone : 916-324-5688
E-mail : ssolari@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Ross Valentine
Phone : 916-327-4405
E-mail : rvalenti@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6440
Fax : 916-323-2806

Last Modified: October 30, 2008

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