December 18, 2007
Dear County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $624,714,189, is made from federal funds provided to the state under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 (PL 100‑297) as amended by Title I of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 (PL 107‑110). These funds are provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) for compensatory education services to students and neglected children in local institutions.
The amount apportioned to each LEA is listed on the schedule of apportionment and reflects payment of the first 40 percent of the total entitlement. LEAs that have a State Board of Education approved LEA Plan and requested Title I, Part A Basic or Neglected funds on the 2007-08 Consolidated Application, Part I have been included in this apportionment. Entitlement amounts have been adjusted for those LEAs failing to meet the federal maintenance of effort requirement for 2007-08 pursuant to Section 9521 of the NCLB Act of 2001 and Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 299, Subpart D, Section299.5. To view the schedule for this apportionment showing, by county, the payment to each LEA, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Categorical Programs Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca.
The United States Department of Education (ED) award number is S010A070005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.010A. This grant award is subject to the provisions of Title I and Title XIV, as applicable, of the ESEA, and the General Education Provisions Act (PL 103‑382). This grant is also subject to the Title I regulations in Part 200 of 34 CFR and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR Parts 76 (except for 76.650‑76.662, Participation of Students Enrolled in Private Schools), 77, 80-82, and 85. The funding is appropriated in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-136-0890 of the Budget Act of 2007 (Chapters 171 and 172, Statutes of 2007). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA) 14329.
Under the federal Tydings Amendment, Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, 20 U.S.C. 1225(B), any funds that are not obligated at the end of the federal funding period (July 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008) shall remain available for obligation for an additional period of 12 months (to September 30, 2009).
In order to comply with federal cash management requirements, LEAs must expend federal funds in a timely manner. Although the Tydings Amendment provides specific timelines governing the expenditure/encumbrance of program funds, federal guidelines discourage the release of additional funding to LEAs that have not spent the dollars previously apportioned. LEAs are therefore requested to minimize the time frame between receipt and expenditure of federal program funds.
Section 1127 of the NCLB Act of 2001 allows LEAs to carryover up to 15 percent of their Title I allocation. The CDE is reviewing the percentage of Title I, Part A carry-over funds from prior fiscal years for each LEA and an invoice will be issued for LEAs that exceeded the carry-over limit and that did not receive a waiver from the CDE.
Federal regulations in 34 CFR 80.21(i) also require that any interest earned by LEAs on federal dollars be returned to the ED if the amount is in excess of $100. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED to:
Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 2213
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
To ensure proper posting of payments, please include the program’s PCA number (PCA 14329) and identify the payment as “Federal Interest Returned.”
Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 3010, NCLB: Title I, Part A, Basic Grants Low-Income and Neglected, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs, including direct-funded charter schools, immediately of this apportionment.
If you have any questions regarding the Title I program, please contact the Title I Policy and Partnerships Office at 916-319-0853. Questions concerning this apportionment should be directed to Leslie Sharp, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, at 916-323-4977 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch