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CARS News Flash #72

News Flash 72 was sent out announcing the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Winter Release is scheduled for a January 15, 2021 opening date and included a list of the data collections that have changes.

To:           Consolidated Application Subscription List, CARS LEA User Administrators and Authorized Representatives

From:       Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) Support Staff

Date:        January 11, 2021

Subject:    Consolidated Application and Reporting System Update FLASH #72

2020–21 Winter Release

The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) 2020–21 Winter Release has a targeted opening date of Friday, January 15, 2021, and a due date of Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Below, in the Winter Release Forms section, are the forms included in the release that have changes, and a summary of any changes is provided. If you have any questions concerning a change, then please reach out to the form contact noted. A complete list of the forms included in the Winter Release can be found on the California Department of Education (CDE) CARS Data Collection Release Schedule web page.

For technical assistance with CARS, please contact the Consolidated Application (ConApp) support desk by email at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

Winter Release Forms with Changes

Below is a list of each form with changes, a brief summation of the change, and the CDE program staff to contact if you have questions.

2018–19 Title I, Part A LEA Closeout Report
Form contact:  Rina DeRose, rderose@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-0472

  • The COVID-19 Federal Funding Flexibility Waiver extends the period of availability of 2018–19 funds until September 30, 2021.

2018–19 Title III English Learner YTD Expenditure Report, 27 Months
Form contact:  Caroline Takahashi, ctakahashi@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-5739

  • This 27 Months form is not the closeout for fiscal year 2018–19
    • Apportionment field removed
    • Closeout for fiscal year 2018–19 will be available in the future

2018–19 Title III Immigrant YTD Expenditure Report, 27 Months
Form contact:  Caroline Takahashi, ctakahashi@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-5739

  • This 27 Months form is not the closeout for fiscal year 2018–19
    • Apportionment field removed
    • Closeout for fiscal year 2018–19 will be available in the future

2019–20 Title I, Part A LEA Carryover
Form contact:  Rina DeRose, rderose@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-0472

  • Due to the COVID-19 Federal Funding Flexibility Waiver, LEAs, with a 2019-20 carryover amount greater than 15 percent as of September 30, 2020, may apply for a waiver even if the LEA was granted a carryover waiver within the last three years.

2020–21 Title I, Part A Nonprofit Private School Low Income Count
Form contact:  Sylvia Hanna, shanna@cde.ca.gov, 916-319-0948

  • Form was previously titled Title I, Part A Nonprofit Private School Participation
  • Form was moved from Spring Release to Winter Release
  • Form will only display if LEA applied for Title I, Part A funds and has the related allocation amount noted in CARS

2020–21 Title I, Part A School Student Counts
Form contact:  Rina DeRose, rderose@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-0472

  • Form was previously titled School Student Counts
  • Student counts will be pre-populated with prior year certified student enrollment counts and eligible low income students age 5-17 data from the CALPADS Fall 1 data submission

2020–21 Title I, Part A School Allocations
Form contact:  Lana Zhou, lzhou@cde.ca.gov, 916-319-0956

  • Equitable Services Proportional Share section of form will not display if LEA does not have any participating nonprofit private schools

2020–21 Title II, Part A / Title III Nonprofit Private School Participation
Form contacts:  Geeta Rezvani (Title II), grezvani@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-5595; and Geoffrey Ndirangu (Title III), gndirang@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-5831

  • Form was previously titled Other ESEA Nonprofit Private School Participation
  • Form was moved from Spring Release to Winter Release
  • Form will only display if LEA applied for Title II, Part A and/or Title III funds and has the related allocation amount noted in CARS
  • When schools that are added to the Nonprofit Private School Consultation form have consultation and a signed written affirmation on file, non-unified LEAs will have the option to indicate participation in Title III programs by those added schools

2020–21 Title II, Part A LEA Allocations
Form contacts:  Arianna Bobadilla (Fiscal), abobadilla@cde.ca.gov, 916-319-0208; and Lisa Fassett (Program), lfassett@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-4963

  • If LEA has participating nonprofit private schools, then the equitable services amount must be greater than zero

2020–21 Title IV, Part A Nonprofit Private School Participation
Form contact:  Kevin Donnelly, kdonnelly@cde.ca.gov, 916-319-0942

  • Form was moved from Spring Release to Winter Release
  • Form will only display if LEA applied for Title IV, Part A funds and has the related allocation amount noted in CARS
  • When schools that are added to the Nonprofit Private School Consultation form have consultation and a signed written affirmation on file, unified and non-unified LEAs will have the option to indicate participation in the Title IV program by those added schools

The following form is not included in this Winter Release:

2018–19 Title II, Part A Fiscal Year Expenditure Report, Closeout 27 Months
Form contacts:  Arianna Bobadilla (Fiscal), abobadilla@cde.ca.gov, 916-319-0208; and Lisa Fassett (Program), lfassett@cde.ca.gov, 916-323-4963

  • 27 Months form is not the closeout for fiscal year 2018–19
    • Closeout form for fiscal year 2018–19 will be available in the future
Additional Information

Additional information about CARS is available on the CDE https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/co/cars.asp web page.

If you have any questions regarding CARS, please contact the Consolidated Application Support Desk by email at conappsupport@cde.ca.gov.

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Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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