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Professional Development Block Grant

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Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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.

A block grant providing funding for any purpose authorized by the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform (ITSDR), Teaching as a Priority Block Grant (TAP), and Intersegmental Staff Development Programs as they existed prior to inclusion in the Professional Development Block Grant.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Participation in either or all of Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform (ITSDR), Teaching as a Priority (TAP), and Intersegmental Staff Development programs in the 2003-04 fiscal year is necessary for PDBG funding. Charter schools that receive funds through the Charter School Categorical Block Grant are not eligible to receive funds from PDBG because it is included in the statutory list of programs for which block grant funded charter schools may not apply separately.
Other Eligibility Considerations Funds may be used for any purpose authorized by the programs included in the block grant, as their program statutes read on January 1, 2004.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 41530 through 41532; Budget Item 6110-245-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7393 / 8590
Total Available $274,718,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula For fiscal year 2008-09, district funding is based on prior year entitlements adjusted by the annual rate of growth in statewide average daily attendance and the cost-of-living adjustment on district base revenue limits. Funding increases are contingent upon funds being made available in the annual budget act.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 31, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Professional Development Block Grant []
Fiscal Professional Development Block Grant []
Funding ResultsPDBG Result []
Other Unavailable


Program Roxane Fidler, 916-323-4861,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: February 3, 2014
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