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Charter School General Purpose Block Grant


Funding Description

The charter school general purpose block grant provides charter schools with unrestricted funding, based on average daily attendance (ADA), which is comparable to school districts revenue limit funding. The general purpose block grant is calculated as one amount and, with some exceptions, is funded from a combination of state and local revenues. Funding is released in the Principal Apportionment.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Most charter schools are eligible for the charter school general purpose block grant. There is an exception if the charter school receives revenue limit funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Charter schools serving students over the age of 19 should refer to Education Code (EC) sections 47612 and 47612.1 to determine whether ADA may be claimed for funding.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Education Code sections 47633 and 47635
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8015
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The 2010-11 charter school general purpose block grant entitlement is funded through a combination of state aid and local funds. The amount of general purpose funding is based on the statewide average general purpose funding per unit of ADA received by school districts for each of four different grade level ranges: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Rates are established at the first principal (P-1) apportionment and the second principal (P-2) apportionment.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 18, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Apportionment & Categorical Funding Guidance [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/appcatbgguidtoc.asp]
Fiscal Principal Apportionments [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/]
Other Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: The First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 18th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 1st, and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (at the same time as the following year's P-1 certification).

Contacts

Program Byron Fong, 916-323-0498, ByFong@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Byron Fong, 916-323-0498, ByFong@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: December 1, 2010
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