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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
August 19, 2022

Dear County Superintendents of Schools: 

Second Apportionment for the
Expanded Learning Opportunities Grants
Amounts Paid from ESSER III Fund, State Reserve for Learning Loss (Resource Code 3219)
Fiscal Year 2020–21

This apportionment, in the amount of $117,596,961, is made from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund, State Reserve for Learning Loss, pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2), and California Education Code (EC) Section 43521(a)(4) added by Section 2 of Assembly Bill (AB) 86 (Chapter 10, Statutes of 2021), and amended by Section 34 of AB 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021) and Section 12 of AB 167 (Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021). Funds are available to local educational agencies (LEAs) in support of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant (ELO-G).

The ESSER III Fund State Reserve for Learning Loss, is one of four federal fund sources available for ELO-G in EC Section 43521(a), other federal sources which are being paid in separate apportionments are listed on the ELO-G Apportionment Overview Web Page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/elogfed20apptoverview.asp. Information about the program, allocation and apportionments, grant award identification, applicable federal rules and regulations, and the grant award period are posted on the California Department of Education (CDE) Funding Results page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/elogfed20result.asp.  

This apportionment provides payments to LEAs that submitted federal ELO-G Assurances by June 30, 2022. The amount paid in this apportionment reflects 25 percent of each eligible LEA’s allocation for federal ELO-G/ESSER III Fund State Reserve for Learning Loss plus expenditures as of the Spring 2022 data collection and minus funds previously paid. In order to meet federal cash management rules and regulations, remaining federal funds will be released quarterly based on the ELO-G Quarterly Expenditure Report. For the purpose of federal allocations and apportionments, a locally funded charter school is included with the chartering authority.

Additional information regarding ELO-G, including frequently asked questions and other programmatic and reporting requirements, is available on the CDE website at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/covidreliefgrants.asp. Accounting guidance for ELO-G is available at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/ac/co/acctab86ipielogrants.asp.

County Superintendents of Schools were notified of this apportionment by email sent to their CDEfisc email addresses. The CDE requested that the email be forwarded to school districts and charter schools in the county and included the links to this letter and the accompanying apportionment schedule posted on the. CDE’s Funding results web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/elogfed20result.asp.

For questions regarding programmatic requirements, use of funds, and expenditure reporting, please contact the Expanded Learning Division by email at ELOGrants@cde.ca.gov. For questions concerning this apportionment or the ELO-G allocation amounts, please contact the Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolution Office by email at CAAR@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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