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School Safety & Violence Prevention Act

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

The Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act, established in 1999 by Assembly Bill 1113 and Assembly Bill 658, is a state categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. It awards funding to school districts and county offices of education (local educational agencies). The intent is to establish programs and strategies that emphasize violence prevention among children and youth in public schools. Funds may be used for personnel, materials, strategies or programs that materially contribute to meeting the goals and objectives of current law preventing violence among students.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria (1) School districts and county offices of education serving pupils in any of grades eight through twelve, inclusive
(2) Prior-year CBEDS enrollment in grades eight through twelve
(3) Completion of the Consolidated Application Part I
(4) Submittal of School Safety and Violence Prevention expenditures reported on the Consolidated Application Part II
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 32228 32228.5; Budget Item 6110-228-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6405 / 8590
Total Available $84,646,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The total funds available for the 2007-08 program was $100,553,000. Of this amount, $38,720,000 is deferred from 2007-08 to 2008-09. Deferred funds were released in July 2008. The total funds available for the 2008-09 program is $84,646,000. Of this amount, $38,720,000 is deferred from 2008-09 to 2009-10.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Consolidated ApplicationConsolidated Application Information []
Funding ResultsRes-08: School Safety and Violence Prevention []
Other Although funds are determined by enrollment in grades eight through twelve, funds may be used for Violence Prevention programs serving students in grades kindergarten through twelve.


Program Stephanie Papas, 916-445-8441,
Fiscal Shannon Reel, 916-319-0323,
Division Coordinated Student Support, 916-319-0920 (phone), 916-319-0218 (fax)
Last Modified: June 1, 2016
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