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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, in May, each local educational agency (LEA) submits the spring release of the application to document participation in these programs and provide 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 application is submitted in January of 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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2019–20 Consolidated Application Spring Release

2018–19 Consolidated Application Spring Release

2017–18 Consolidated Application Spring Release

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Questions:   ConApp Support Desk | conappsupport@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0297
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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