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A two-part application and reporting process for multiple state and federal, formula-driven, categorical program funds submitted by county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools.

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The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various federal programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools throughout California.

Annually, typically from mid-May to the end of June, each local educational agency (LEA), using the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS), submits the spring release of the ConApp. The spring release documents participation in these programs and provides assurances that the LEA will comply with the legal requirements of each program. Program entitlements are determined by formulas contained in the laws that created the programs.

The winter release of the ConApp is submitted via CARS from mid-January to the end of February each year and contains the LEA entitlements for each funded program. For each federal program entitlement, LEAs allocate funds for the program as indicated by the program requirements.

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2021–22 Consolidated Application Spring Release

2020–21 Consolidated Application Spring Release

2019–20 Consolidated Application Spring Release

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Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 21, 2022
Recently Posted in Allocations & Apportionments
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    Consolidated Application Winter Release program guidance for the 2021–22 Consolidation of Administrative Funds data collection.
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    Consolidated Application Winter Release Guidance for the 2021–22 Title II, Part A / Title III Nonprofit Private School Participation data collection.
  • CARS News Flash #74 (added 21-Jan-2022)
    News Flash 74 was sent out announcing the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) 2021–22 Winter Release is scheduled for a January 25, 2022 opening date and included a list of the data collections that have changes.
  • 2021–22 Title I, Part A School Allocations (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title I, Part A School Allocations data collection form.
  • 2021–22 Title I Notification Authorization of SWP (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title I, Part A Notification of Authorization of Schoolwide Program (SWP) data collection form.

  • 2021–22 Title I Part D Subpart 2 LEA Allocations (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title I, Part D Subpart 2 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Allocations and Reservations data collection form.
  • 2021–22 Title II/Title III Nonprofit Participation (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title II, Part A / Title III Nonprofit Private School Participation data collection form.
  • 2021–22 Title II, Part A LEA Allocations (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title II, Part A Local Educational Agency (LEA) Allocations data collection form.
  • 2021–22 Title III EL Allocations and Reservations (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title III English Learner (EL) Local Educational Agency (LEA) Allocations and Reservations data collection form.
  • 2021–22 Title III EL Expenditure Report, 6 Months (added 21-Jan-2022)
    Consolidated Application Winter Release data entry instructions for the 2021–22 Title III English Learner (EL) Year-to-Date Expenditure Report, 6 Months data collection form.