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Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are academic tutoring services focused on English-language arts, mathematics and/or science (added with this application to establish Cohort 2009), and provided by entities approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) to tutor students beyond the regular school day. The SES provider must have a two-year demonstrated record of effectiveness in increasing student academic proficiency through tutoring services provided beyond the school day and in the subject(s) identified in the application. The SBE-approved provider works with designated local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide tutoring services for eligible students (from Program Improvement schools and low-income families) in mathematics, science, and English-language arts. Parents select the SES provider. SES shall be research-based, consistent with the state content standards and state-approved instructional materials adopted by the LEA, and assessed with valid and reliable assessments.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Prospective applicants must have a “demonstrated record of effectiveness in increasing the academic proficiency of students” as defined in Section 13075.1 (d) of the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) for the supplemental educational services (SES) program. In addition, the applicants must meet the quality requirements specified in Section 13075.2 of the 5CCR, located on the SES Web page at Note: this re-release of the RFA is to establish a list of providers to submit to the State Board of Education (SBE) for approval to commence services in 2009-2010. This re-release is based on CDE seeking a waiver from the United States Department of Education (ED) to allow LEAs identified for improvement to be eligible to apply for approval to provide SES services.
Other Eligibility Considerations Local educational agencies (LEAs) in program improvement (PI): county office of education (COE) or school district.
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 Public Law 107-110, NCLB, Title I, Part A, Section 1116(e); Budget Item 6110-136-0890, Schedule (1), Title I
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3010 / 8290
Total Available $150,000,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula SES providers will receive a per pupil amount based on an agreement established between the state-approved SES provider and the eligible LEA. The per-pupil amount is dependent on the final allocation to the LEA, the contract established between LEA and SES provider, and the successful completion of services requested by parents of eligible students from eligible schools.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 9, 2009
Due Date November 13, 2009
Expected Notification Date December 7, 2009

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications  []
Background Supplemental Educational Services []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Complete and submit online Parts A and B before November 13, 2009 and upload the completed Template for Narrative Responses online. Follow RFA instructions to complete electronic and hard copy submissions of application.


Program School Support & Title I Basic Office, 916-319-0854,
Fiscal District and School Support Division, 916-319-0854,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0926 (phone), 916-319-0151 (fax)
Last Modified: November 5, 2009
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