Dear County Superintendents of Schools:
Fifth Apportionment for Title II, Part A
Supporting Effective Instruction
Every Student Succeeds Act
Fiscal Year 2017-18
This apportionment, in the amount of $43,299,009 is made from federal funds provided to the state under Title II, Part A, Supporting Effective Instruction, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Public Law 114-95). Title II, Part A funds are apportioned to local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase student academic achievement through strategies focused on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers, principals, or other school leaders.
Only those LEAs that applied for Title II, Part A funds on the 2017–18 Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS) and met federal cash management thresholds are included in this apportionment. The amount paid to each LEA was determined based on information reported by the LEA in the Cash Management Data Collection (CMDC) system. Each LEA’s payment equals 25 percent of the Title II, Part A allocation, minus the cash balance reported as of July 31, 2018, adjusted for funds previously paid. The California Department of Education (CDE) implemented cash management in order to reduce the time elapsing between the receipt and disbursement of federal funds, pursuant to the cash management requirements under federal statute and regulations. More details on the CMDC are posted at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cm/.
Title II, Part A funds are allocated based on the following formula: (a) 20 percent based on the relative number of individuals age five through seventeen, and (b) 80 percent based on the relative numbers of individuals age five through seventeen from families with incomes below the poverty line, residing in the area the LEA serves based on U.S. Census or state alternative poverty data. Allocation amounts have been adjusted for LEAs that failed to meet the federal maintenance of effort requirement applicable to 2017–18 funding and did not receive an approved federal waiver, pursuant to Section 8521 of the ESEA.
It is important to note beginning in fiscal year 2017–18, ESSA changed the Title II, Part A funding formula; changes may have a significant impact to individual LEA allocations compared to preceding years. Additionally, LEAs eligible for federal funds will not be required to submit LEA plans during the 2017–18 transition year in order to receive funding, but were required to submit certifications of the required ESSA assurances through CARS in the spring. For more information, refer to the CDE’s ESSA Update #7, dated February 9, 2017, at https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/es/letter9feb17.asp.
The LEAs have the option to consolidate and use Title II, Part A funds with other federal, state, and local funds for schoolwide programs pursuant to Section 1114 of the ESEA and Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 200, Subpart A, sections 200.25 through 200.29. Additional information such as program purposes, eligibility of schools, core elements, components, and benefits of a schoolwide program, is posted on the CDE Schoolwide Programs web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/rt/.
The United States Department of Education (ED) grant award number for this funding is S367A170005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.367 (Supporting Effective Instruction State grants). The funding is appropriated in Schedule (1) of Item 6100-195-0890 of the Budget Act of 2017 (Chapter 14, Statutes of 2017). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA) 14341.
This grant is subject to the provisions of Title II and Title VIII of the ESEA, as applicable, and the General Education Provisions Act. This grant is also subject to 34 CFR, Part 200; the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR, parts 76, 77, 79, and 81; the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR Part 200; and 2 CFR Part 3485.
Under the federal Tydings Amendment, Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, any funds that are not obligated at the end of the federal funding period, July 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, shall remain available for obligation for an additional period of 12 months, through September 30, 2019.
Pursuant to 2 CFR, Section 200.305(b)(9), interest earned amounts up to $500 per year may be retained by the non-Federal entity for administrative expense. Any additional interest earned on Federal advance payments deposited in interest-bearing accounts must be remitted annually. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED to:
California Department of Education
P.O. Box 515006
Sacramento, CA 95851
To ensure proper posting of payments, please indicate the program’s PCA number (PCA 14341), and identify the payment as “Federal Interest Returned.”
County superintendents were notified of this apportionment by email sent to their CDEfisc email addresses. The CDE requested that the email be forwarded to all school districts and charter schools in the county, and included the links to this letter and the accompanying apportionment schedule posted on the CDE web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.
If you have any questions regarding the Title II, Part A program, please contact Juan Sanchez, Education Programs Consultant, Educator Excellence Office, by phone at 916-319-0452 or by email at email@example.com. For questions concerning this apportionment or the Title II, Part A allocation amounts, please contact Sheng Her, Associate Government Program Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-324-4533 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caryn Moore, Director
School Fiscal Services Division