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Classified School Employee Summer Assistance

State match funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP) to be paid out during the summer recess period to participating classified employees.

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Funding & Applications

Fiscal Year 2021–22 (For 2022-23 School Year)

Funding Letter (20-Dec-2021)
CSESAP 2021 Funding Profile - Program Description and Funding
Employee Election Form to Participate
- Due by March 1, 2022
Request for Application 2022-23

  • By January 1, 2022 each participating LEA shall notify classified employees that the LEA has elected to participate in the program for the 2022–23 school year. (Education Code (EC) 45500(c))
  • By April 1, 2022 LEAs notify the California Department of Education (CDE) of Election to Participate (EC 45500(e))
  • By July 31, 2022 LEAs submit Request for Payment (EC 45500(j))

Fiscal Year 2020–21 (For 2021-22 School Year)

Funding Letter (15-Dec-2020)
CSESAP 2020 Funding Profile - Program Description and Funding
CSESAP 2020 Funding Results - Entitlements, Apportionments, and Letter
Employee Election Form to Participate - Due by March 1, 2021
Request for Application 2021-22

  • LEA Notification to CDE of Election to Participate (due April 1, 2021)
  • LEA Request for Payment (due July 31, 2022)

Fiscal Year 2019–20 (For 2020-21 School Year)

Funding Letter (20-Dec-2019)
CSESAP 2019 Funding Profile
- Program Description and Funding
CSESAP 2019 Funding Results - Entitlements, Apportionments, and Letters
Request for Application 2020-21

  • LEA Notification to CDE of Election to Participate (due April 1, 2020)
  • LEA Request for Payment (due July 31, 2021)

Fiscal Year 2018–19 (For 2019-20 School Year)

Funding Letter (30-Nov-2018)
CSESAP 2018 Funding Profile - Program Description and Funding
CSESAP 2018 Funding Results - Entitlements, Apportionments, and Letters

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Funding and Key Dates

Funding and Key Dates Fiscal Year 2020–21
(2021–22 School Year)
Fiscal Year 2021–22
(2022–23 School Year)
Funding Amount Available $60,000,000 $60,000,000
Funding Amount Apportioned Coming September 2022 Coming September 2023
Participating local education agencies (LEAs) shall notify classified employees that the LEA has elected to participate in the program for the specified school year. Once an LEA elects to participate in the program and notifies classified employees, the LEA is prohibited from reversing the decision. By January 1, 2021 By January 1, 2022

Classified employees that elect to participate in the program shall notify the LEA in writing, on the CSESAP Employee Election Form. To participate, the classified employee must:

  • Meet program eligibility criteria,
  • Specify amounts to be withheld, up to 10 percent, from their monthly paychecks for the specified school year, and
  • Choose whether to receive one or two payments during the summer recess period.
By March 1, 2021 By March 1, 2022

Each participating LEA shall notify the CDE that it elected to participate in the program and provide the following information:

  • The number of classified employees that have elected to participate, and
  • An estimate of the total amount to be withheld from participating classified employee paychecks for the specified school year.
By April 1, 2021 By April 1, 2022 (Coming March 2022)
Participating LEAs shall notify their participating classified employees of the estimated amount of state match funding the employee can receive as a result of participating in the program. By June 1, 2021 By June 1, 2022
Participating LEAs shall request payment from the CDE on a form developed by the CDE for the amount of classified employee pay withheld. If the total amount requested by LEAs exceeds the appropriated amount available for the CSESAP, the CDE will apply a proration accordingly. By July 31, 2022 By July 31, 2023 (coming June 2023)

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Other Content

Fiscal Year 2019-20 (School Year 2020-21) and thereafter

  • Information for the Implementation of Senate Bill 75 as amended by Assembly Bill (AB) 114.

Frequently Asked Questions
EC 45500 External link opens in new window or tab.

Fiscal Year 2018-19 (School Year 2019-20)

  • Information for the Implementation of AB 1808 as amended by AB 1840.

Frequently Asked Questions
AB 1808 External link opens in new window or tab.
AB 1840 External link opens in new window or tab.

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Questions:   Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolutions Office | csesap@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 27, 2021
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