Dear Non-Local Educational Agencies:
Federal and state laws require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor implementation of categorical programs operated by local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-LEAs. Both are responsible for creating and maintaining programs and are monitored to ensure that they meet fiscal and program requirements of federal categorical programs and mandated areas of state responsibility and funding. As part of state oversight responsibilities, non-LEAs will now be included in the ongoing review process.
Non-LEAs include nonprofit and for-profit agencies, city and county government, community based organizations (including faith based organizations, private entities, private schools and consortia of two or more of the above agencies), organizations, or entities that receive federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers and/or After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program funding. Reviews will take place through an on-site review process.
It is anticipated that the review process will be conducted from May through June 2014. At the end of each review, the After School Division (ASD) will complete a report of findings and inform the non-LEA on how to correct the findings. Additional information regarding which sites will be selected, the selection criteria, program instrument and schedule of reviews will be posted in the near future to the CDE Additional Federal Monitoring Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/cr/addfpm.asp, under the sub header 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
I have attached a copy of the Federal Program Monitoring Non-Local Educational Agency General Information Form for the 2013-14 School Year. Please return this form by March 14, 2014 attention Nora Reed, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst, After School Division by fax to 916-319-0221 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the ASD by phone at 916-319-0923 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Michael Funk, Director
After School Division