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Ltr6-07: Title IV, Part A

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

June 5, 2009

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE SIXTH APPORTIONMENT FOR TITLE IV,
PART A, SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES, OF
THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001 (PL 107-110)
FISCAL YEAR 2007-08

This apportionment, in the amount of $107,976, is made to provide grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for drug abuse and violence prevention programs, from federal funds provided to the State under Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 (PL 107‑110). The amount paid in this apportionment represents the final payment of the entitlement for approved LEAs or an increase to the LEAs 2007-08 Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools entitlement due to corrected enrollment data resulting in an additional payment.

The authorized activities that can be funded from this apportionment and other program requirements are shown on the Fact Sheet page to the Safe and Drug‑Free Schools and Communities Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/sdfsc.asp [Note: the preceding Web link is no longer valid].

To view the schedule of apportionment showing, by county, the payment to each county office, school district, and direct-funded charter school, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.

In accordance with federal law, 60 percent of available funding is allocated based on the relative amount that LEAs received under Part A of Title I for the preceding fiscal year, and 40 percent based on a rate of approximately $1.93722440 per California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) enrollment. This apportionment reflects the calculation of final 2007-08 entitlements using current year (October 2007) CBEDS enrollment for new and significantly expanding charter schools, as defined, and prior year (October 2006) CBEDS enrollment for all other LEAs and charter schools. Allocations have been reduced for those LEAs that did not meet the federal maintenance of effort requirement, per Section 9521(b)(1) of the NCLB Act, as it affects the 2007-08 NCLB funding.

Direct-funded charter schools must apply individually for this program. Apportionment amounts for direct-funded charter schools are identified separate from the district or county amounts. All other charter schools must apply through their authorizing agency; funding associated with these charter schools is included in the district or county amount.

The United States Department of Education (ED) award number for this funding is Q186A070005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.186. This grant award is subject to the provisions of Title IV of the ESEA, as applicable, and the General Education Provisions Act. This grant is also subject to the regulations in Part 299 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

The funding is appropriated in Item 6110-183-0890 of the Budget Act of 2007 (Chapter 171, Statutes of 2007). The California sub-allocation (pass‑through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA) 14347.

Under the federal Tydings Amendment, Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, 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.

Title 34 of the CFR, Section 80.21(i), requires that any interest earned by LEAs on federal dollars be returned to the ED. LEAs may keep interest amounts up to $100 per year for administrative expenses. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED to:

Cashier’s Office
Fiscal and Administrative Services Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 2213
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

To ensure proper posting of interest payments, please indicate the program’s PCA number (PCA 14347) 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 (SACS) coding, use Resource Code 3710, NCLB: Title IV, Part A, Drug-Free Schools, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs immediately regarding this apportionment.

If you have any questions regarding the program or use of program funds, please contact Lynette Mayhew, Program Analyst, Safe and Healthy Kids Program Office, at 916-319-0198 or by e-mail at lmayhew@cde.ca.gov [Note: the preceding contact information is no longer valid]. If you have any questions regarding the payment amount, please contact Nancy Cook, Staff Services Manager I, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, at 916-323-1314 or by e-mail at ncook@cde.ca.gov [Note: the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Shannon Reel, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, at 916-319-0323 or by e-mail at sreel@cde.ca.gov.]

Sincerely,

Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch

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