Categorical ProgramsInformation for select state and federal categorical programs.
- Estimated Cash Flow Schedule for select Categorical Programs.
- Reporting Deadlines for select Categorical Programs not paid through the Principal Apportionment.
- Staff Contacts for the Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance (CAMA) Unit.
- Administrator-to-Teacher Ratio
Materials related to the monitoring of administrator-to-teacher ratios in school districts.
- Loan Cancellation Resources
Links to teacher loan cancellation information.
- Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education
This repository contains information about programs and initiatives that were previously assigned to CDE staff, but where CDE does not have current staff assignments.
Active Programs - Funding Information, Apportionment Letters and Schedules, and Entitlements
- Other Funding Sources Not Listed Below
- 2008-09 Recovery of Overpayments
To recover funds allocated in excess of the revised 2008-09 budget act appropriations.
- Adult Education Block Grant Program
Adult education is a public education program for all adults. The Adult Education Block Grant provides funds to support these activities.
- Classified School Employee Professional Development Block Grant
One-time funds to be used for any purpose described in Education Code Section 45391, with first priority being for professional development for the implementation of school safety plans, as set forth in Education Code Section 32880.
- College Readiness Block Grant
Funding to provide California high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.
- Educator Effectiveness
A program providing funds to county offices of education, school districts, charter schools, and state special schools to provide professional development and to promote educator quality and effectiveness.
- Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program (Restart)
The purpose of the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program (Restart) is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-public schools with expenses related to the restart of elementary and secondary schools in areas where a major disaster or emergency was declared related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and/or Maria or the California Wildfires in 2017.
- Low-Performing Students Block Grant
The Low-Performing Students Block Grant (LPSBG) provides funds for local educational agencies serving students identified as low-performing on state English language arts or mathematics assessments, who are not otherwise identified for supplemental grant funding under the Local Control Formula, or eligible for special education services.
- Mandate - One-Time Funds for Outstanding Mandate Claims
One-Time Funds for Outstanding Mandate Claims and Common Core State Standards, English Language Development Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
- Mandate Block Grant
These funds are to support mandated activities pursuant to Government Code Section 17581.6 and is in-lieu of receiving a mandate reimbursement claim.
- Online K-12 Curriculum Resources for History-Social Science
Funding for the San Francisco Unified School District to contract with the California Historical Society, in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project, to create a free online K-12 curriculum for History-Social Science.
- Proposition 39 - California Clean Energy Jobs Act
A state program providing funding to local educational agencies for improving energy efficiency and creating clean energy jobs.
- Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) System Replacement Project
Funding is awarded to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, the county office of education selected to partner with the California Department of Education, in support of replacing the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) system.
- Southern California Regional Occupational Center
Funding is provided to the Southern California Regional Occupational Center to assist in the transition to a fully fee-supported funding model as the local control funding formula reaches full implementation.
- Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools
Funds are allocated for the purposes of expanding the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools to additional schools throughout the state.
- Specialized Secondary
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the establishment of new, advanced, specialized programs in California high schools and continuation of specialized programs established in conjunction with the CSU system prior to 1991-92.
- State Special Schools
A program that requires the school district of residence of the parent or guardian of any residential student attending a State Special School to pay ten percent of the excess cost of education for that student.
- Student Friendly Services
Funding in support of providing access to higher education in California in the form of online tools designed to improve outreach and admission services to prospective students, families, counselors, teachers, and administrators.
- Title I
A and D
A federal program to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
- Title II, Part A -
Supporting Effective Instruction
A federal program that increases student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.
III - Language Instruction for English Learners (EL) and Language Instruction for Immigrant
A federal program to provide supplementary programs and services to assist EL and immigrant students in achieving grade-level and graduation standards, as well as assisting EL students with acquiring English.
- Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment
A federal program to increase capacity to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve conditions for student learning, and improve use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
V, Part B, Subpart 2 - Rural and Low-Income Schools
A federal program for rural education agencies with 20 percent or more of the pupils from families below the poverty line. This program was formerly Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, under the No Child Left Behind Act.
- Unemployment Insurance Management System
Funding is provided to county offices of education to cover costs of administering the Unemployment Insurance Management System for each school employer participating in the School Employees Fund.
Programs No Longer Funded - Funding Information, Apportionment Letters and Schedules, and Entitlements
- 5-5-9 Flexible Categorical Consolidated Payments
Pursuant to the provisions of EC Section 14041, payments for “flexed” categorical programs are to be made in twelve installments beginning in July and ending in June. In order to streamline the payment process, monthly payments for several categorical programs have been consolidated into a single monthly payment.
- American Indian Early Childhood Education
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the American Indian Early Childhood Education Program providing direct services to American Indian children, pre-kindergarten through grade four, in reading and math through after school tutorial.
- American Indian Education Centers
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to supporting the educational and cultural needs of American Indian students.
- Basic Aid Reduction
Basic aid districts and categorical funding reductions.
- California High School Exit Exam Intensive Instruction and Services
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the California High School Exit Exam Intensive Instruction and Services program providing intensive instruction and services to assist pupils in passing the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).
- Charter School Categorical Block Grant Programs
Programs for which charter schools may not apply for directly from the state.
- Common Core State Standards Implementation Funds
A program providing funds to support the integration of academic content standards in instruction adopted pursuant to sections 60605.8, 60605.85, 60605.10, 60605.11 and 60811.3 of Education Code for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive for purposes of establishing high-quality instructional programs for all pupils.
- Fiscal Solvency Plans
A program providing funding to local educational agencies for school districts and charter schools that have completed plans to meet their outstanding long-term fiscal obligations for other postemployment benefits.
- Professional Development Block Grant
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Professional Development Block Grant program providing funding for any purpose authorized by the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform (ITSDR), Teaching as a Priority Block Grant (TAP), and Intersegmental Staff Development Programs as they existed prior to inclusion in the Professional Development Block Grant.
- Pupil Retention Block Grant
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Pupil Retention Block Grant combining funding for the following programs that target pupils who require additional assistance to succeed in school: Elementary School Intensive Reading, Intensive Algebra Instruction Academies, Continuation High School Foundation, High Risk Youth Education and Public Safety, Tenth Grade Counseling, District Opportunity Classes and Programs, Dropout Prevention and Recovery, Early Intervention for School Success, and At-Risk Youth for Los Angeles Unified School District.
- Pupil Transportation: Home-to-School
and Special Education
A program funding home-to-school and special education pupil transportation services.
- Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA)
Funds are available for use in performing various specified measures to improve academic instruction and pupil academic achievement.
- Reader Services for Legally Blind Teachers
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to reimbursing local educational agencies for providing readers to blind teachers.
- Regional Occupational Center or Program Joint Powers Agencies (ROCP JPAs)
An apportionment available to eligible ROCP JPAs that received funding directly for former categorical programs specified in the California Education Code Section 42238.03(a)(5)(B).
- School and Library Improvement Block Grant
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the School and Library Improvement Block Grant combining funds from School Library Materials (SLM) and the School Improvement Program (SIP).
- School Safety and Violence Prevention
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the School Safety and Violence Prevention program providing funding to school districts maintaining grades eight through twelve for purposes that improve school safety or reduce violence among students.
- School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant (School Community Violence Prevention)
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant program combining funds for six previously existing school violence prevention programs: (1) Safe School Planning and Partnership; (2) School Community Policing; (3) Gang-Risk Intervention; (4) Safety Plans for New Schools; (5) School Community Violence Prevention; and (6) Conflict Resolution.
- Small School District and County
Office of Education Bus Replacement
A program that funds bus replacement in small school districts and county offices of education.
- Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant combining funds from the Supplemental and Targeted Instructional Improvement Grants program.
- Teacher Credentialing Block Grant
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Teacher Credentialing Block Grant that includes funding for the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program.
- Valenzuela Case Settlement County Oversight
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Valenzuela Case Settlement County Oversight funds to county offices of education (COEs) for oversight purposes as part of the Valenzuela v. O'Connell (Valenzuela) case settlement.
- Williams Case Settlement: County Oversight/Instructional Materials
These funds may be used for any educational purpose. Formerly, they were restricted to the Williams Case Settlement County Oversight funds to county offices of education (COEs) for oversight purposes as part of the Eliezer Williams, et al. v. State of California, et al case settlement.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, November 9, 2018