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Flexible Categorical Program Funds (Deferred)

Funding Description

Prior to fiscal year 200809, funds for 38 categorical programs were restricted to specific purposes. Per EC Section 42605, these funds are now unrestricted. LEAs may use the funds to provide services under the pre-flexed programs or for other education purposes or programs. This profile addresses the 2 flexible categorical programs, School Safety and Violence Prevention and the Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant, which had a portion of the 2012-13 entitlement deferred to fiscal year 2013-14. Refer to the 2012-13 profile for a list of all 33 flexible categorical programs not allocated through the Principal Apportionment, a Fiscal link is provided below under Additional Information.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All entities that received funding in the 2007-08 or 2008-09 base year for programs that are now flexible are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority EC sections 42605 and 14401.1, Section 92 of Senate Bill 1016 (Chapter 38, Statutes of 2012).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $138,838,000
Recipient Amount Refer to the Program Specific Schedules at the Fiscal link under Additional Information.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula From fiscal years 2008-09 through 2012-13, funding for the flexible programs was based on base year 2007-08 or 2008-09 funding levels as specified in Education Code Section 42605. In fiscal year 2012-13, each LEA was entitled to the same percentage of the available funding as it received in the base year. Funds for the School Safety and Violence Prevention Program and the Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant, that were deferred from 2012-13 to 2013-14 will be allocated in one payment.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Categorical Index Page []
Fiscal 5-5-9 Categorical Consolidations  []
Funding ResultsRes-13: TIIBG []
Other Additional information on flexibility is at:


Program Action on 2008-09 Budget Acts
Fiscal Categorical Allocations Staff Contacts
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538
Last Modified: February 11, 2014
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