August 23, 2012
Dear American Indian Education Centers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $2,955,757, is made from funds provided in Item 6110-151-0001, American Indian Education Centers, of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2012).
A warrant will be mailed to the Centers approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. The schedule of apportionment is posted to the California Department of Education Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/ under the program name, fiscal year 2012–13, and first apportionment.
California Education Code Section 42605 authorizes complete flexibility in the use of funds appropriated in the state budget for fiscal years 2008–09 through 2014–15 for numerous budget items, including the funds formerly restricted to the American Indian Education Centers Program. Program and funding requirements as otherwise provided in statute, regulation, and budget act provisional language associated with the funding are not in effect. The Centers may now use the funds formerly restricted to this program for any educational purpose. To assure that the funds are spent on an educational purpose, expenditures may be subject to audit.
Each Center’s entitlement to 2012–13 funds was calculated based on the same relative proportion of funds that each Center received in the base year of funding. This apportionment pays each Center 75 percent of its fiscal year 2012–13 entitlement. The remaining amount will be paid in April 2013.
If you wish to continue to use these funds to provide academic and cultural support services to American Indian students and have questions regarding the provision of those services, please contact Judy Delgado, Program Consultant, English Learner and Curriculum Support Division, by phone at 916-319-0506 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Tonya Holmes, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-323-6028 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Jeannie Oropeza, Deputy Superintendent
Services for Administration, Finance, Technology, and Infrastructure Branch