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School Safety & Violence Prevention Act (Flexible Funds)

Funding Description

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

Before 2008-09, the funds were restricted to the Carl Washington School Safety and Violence Prevention Act program which allocated funds 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 Local educational agencies (LEAs) that received funding in 2008-09 are eligible for funds.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009) Section 15, SBX3 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009) as amended by ABX4 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 3 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2009); Budget Item 6110-228-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The total funds available for the 2008-09 program was $84,646,000. Of this amount, $38,720,000 is deferred from 2008-09 to 2009-10. Deferred funds were released in July 2009.
The total funds available for the 2009-10 program is $79,926,000. Of this amount, $38,720,000 is deferred from 2009-10 to 2010-11.

For fiscal year 2008-09, balances for over 50 programs that were unallocated, unexpended, or not liquidated as of June 30, 2009, were reverted, with an equivalent amount appropriated to fiscal year 2009-10 funding and may be used to reimburse 2008-09 expenditures. Of the amount shown as available for this program, $45,926,000 is associated with the 2008-09 reversion and $41,206,000 is from the 2009-10 appropriation.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Safe Schools []
Fiscal School Safety and Violence Prevention []
Flexibility Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts
Funding ResultsRes-09: School Safety and Violence Prevention []
Other The funding for this program is now flexible pursuant to SBX3 4, Section 15, California Education Code Section 42605, enacted in February 2009. LEAs may utilize all of their program funds to provide services for the program or they may use all or part of their program funds for other educational purposes and/or other categorical programs.


Program Cindy Schneider, 916-319-0601,
Fiscal Janet Finley, 916-323-5091,
Division Coordinated Student Support, 916-319-0920 (phone), 916-319-0218 (fax)
Last Modified: September 24, 2014
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