Consolidated ApplicationA 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.
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.
- 2021–22 Consolidated Application Instructions (Posted 21-Jan-2022)
2021–22 Consolidated Application Instructions (DOCX; Updated 31-Jan-2022)
Data entry instructions for CARS, which includes the steps for each data collection in order to assist LEAs in completing the 2021–22 ConApp Winter and Spring Releases.
- 2021–22 Consolidated Application Legal Assurances (Posted 07-Jun-2021)
2021–22 Consolidated Application Legal Assurances (DOCX; Posted 07-Jun-2021)
LEAs must certify that they will comply with these Legal Assurances prior to submitting data collections that are part of the 2021–22 ConApp.
Consolidated Application Guidance (Posted 21-Jan-2022)
2021–22 Consolidated Application Guidance (DOCX; Posted 21-Jan-2022)
Data collection guidance from the program offices which includes information about the requirements for the various programs in order to assist in completing the 2021–22 ConApp Winter and Spring Releases.
- CARS News Flash Updates
The CARS News Flash Updates are bulletins that are sent out through the ConApp listserv when there is new ConApp or CARS related information.
- Data Collection Release Schedule (Updated 21-Jan-2022)
List of current release dates, deadlines, along with the applicable data collections for the current release period.
Request for Applications
Additional ConApp Information
- School Grade Span Group Assignment Guidance
Guidance information regarding the grade span codes used in the ConApp Winter Release for the School Student Counts data collection.
- ConApp Email Listserv
Send a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the ConApp email listserv.
Consolidated Application Guidance (Posted 15-Jan-2021)
2020–21 Consolidated Application Guidance (DOCX; Posted 15-Jan-2021)
Data collection guidance from the program offices which includes information about the requirements for the various programs in order to assist in completing the 2020–21 ConApp Spring and Winter Releases.
- 2019–20 Consolidated Application Program Guidance (Posted 15-Jan-2020)
2019–20 Consolidated Application Program Guidance (DOCX; Posted 15-Jan-2020)
Data collection guidance from the program offices which include information about the requirements for the various programs to assist in completing the 2019–20 Consolidated Application for Funding Categorical Aid Programs.
- Categorical Programs
Program descriptions, letters/notices, entitlements, and apportionment schedules.
- Funding for Title I, Parts A & D
Current and previous fiscal year lists of the Title I, Parts A and D funding.
- California School Directory
Search for private nonprofit schools that are eligible for services under the federal programs.
- Title I: Improving Academic Achievement
Helps disadvantaged students meet state academic content and performance standards.