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Ltr4-08: Title IV, Part A

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

January 22, 2010

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FOURTH 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 2008-09

This apportionment, in the amount of $123,221, 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, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) (PL 107‑110). It provides the final 60 percent of the entitlement for approved LEAs that were paid 40 percent in earlier apportionments, and the full entitlement for those not paid. The authorized activities that can be funded from this apportionment and other program requirements are shown in the Fact Sheet page to the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/sdfsc.asp [Note: the preceeding Web address is no longer valid].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 site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.

In accordance with federal law, 40 percent of available funding is allocated based on a rate of $1.5426103 per October 2007 California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) enrollment, and 60 percent based on the relative amount that LEAs received under the ESEA Title I, Part A program for fiscal year 2007-08, except for new and significantly expanding charter schools, the bases for which are current year’s data, i.e., the October 2008 CBEDS and Title I, Part A funding for fiscal year 2008-09, respectively. Entitlement amounts for new and significantly expanding charter schools were initially based on their estimated 2008 enrollments as reported in the Charter School Funding Survey; these amounts have been adjusted in this apportionment to reflect actual enrollment figures. 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 2008-09 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 apportionment is Q186A080005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.186A. This grant award is subject to the provisions of Title IV, Title VI, and Title IX, of the ESEA, as applicable, and the General Education Provisions Act (PL 107-110). 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, 79-82, 85, 98, and 99. The funding is appropriated in Item 6110-183-0890 of the Budget Act of 2008 (Chapters 268 and 269, Statutes of 2008). 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 20.20 U.S.C. 1225(b), any funds that are not obligated at the end of the federal funding period, July 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009, shall remain available for obligation for an additional period of 12 months, to September 30, 2010.

Federal Title 34 CFR 80.21(i) also requires that any interest earned by LEAs on federal dollars be returned to the ED at least quarterly. LEAs may keep interest amounts up to $100 for administrative expenses. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED at:

California Department of Education
Cashier’s Office
P.O. Box 515006
Sacramento, CA  95851

To ensure proper posting of payments, please include 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 coding (SACS), 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, by phone at 916-319-0198 or by e-mail at lmayhew@cde.ca.gov. If you have any questions regarding the amount of your payment, please contact Nancy Cook, Staff Services Manager I, Categorical Programs Unit, by phone 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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