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Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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

The Teacher Credentialing Block Grant (TCBG) includes funding for the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. The BTSA program is an initiative to provide formative assessment and individualized support based on assessment information for beginning teachers.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria In order to receive TCBG funds in 2008-09 local educational agencies (LEAs) must develop and implement teacher induction programs that meet the standards adopted by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Prospective program sponsors must submit a detailed program proposal that meets the SB 2042 Induction Program Standards. The submission, (narrative and supporting evidence), is evaluated on each standard and its elements.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
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 41520-41522 & 44279.1; Budget Item 6110-244-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7392 / 8590
Total Available $128,671,000
Recipient Amount $4,069
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Funding for the TCBG will be apportioned to LEAs in 2008-09 based on the number of eligible participants in the BTSA program. In subsequent years, LEAs will receive their 2008-09 level of funding adjusted for statewide growth in average daily attendance and the cost-of-living adjustment on district base revenue limits. The awards are made contingent upon the availability of funds.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background External Resources for Teachers []
Fiscal Categorical Index Page []
Funding ResultsRes-08: Teacher Credentialing Block Grant []
Other Assembly Bill (AB) 825, Chapter 871, Statutes of 2004 established the TCBG, and includes funding for the BTSA program. Contrary to most of the other programs included in block grants established by AB 825, the Education Code sections guiding the BTSA program were not repealed. The BTSA program is co-administered by the CDE and the CTC. BTSA programs vary in organizational design and include individual districts; districts in collaboration with one another and with colleges and universities; and large consortia in which districts, colleges, universities, and county offices of education work together.


Program Edna Shoemaker, 916-319-0754,
Fiscal Christy Gunsolley, 916-323-5549,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6440 (phone), 916-323-2806 (fax)
Last Modified: July 1, 2009
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