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College Readiness Block Grant

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

Funding Description

The College Readiness Block Grant is established for the purposes of providing California’s high school pupils, particularly unduplicated pupils as defined in Education Code (EC) sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, additional supports to increase the number who enroll at institutions of higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Unduplicated pupils in grades 9–12. Submission of a report to the CDE by January 1, 2017 (see other below).
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority EC Section 41580, Senate Bill 828 (Ch. 29, Statutes of 2016)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2016-17
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7338 / 8590
Total Available $200,000,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula A school district, county office of education, or charter school shall be eligible for an allocation based on an equal amount per unduplicated pupil enrolled in grades 9 through 12 during the 2015-16 fiscal year, as defined in EC sections 42238.01 and 42238.02, attending a school that is currently accredited or in the process of obtaining accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. No school district, county office of education, or charter school serving at least one unduplicated pupil in grades 9–12 shall receive an allocation of less than $75,000.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date January 1, 2017
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-16: College Readiness Block Grant []
Other LEAs shall develop a plan describing how funds will increase or improve services for unduplicated pupils to ensure college readiness and include information on how it aligns with the LEA’s local control and accountability plan. As a condition of receipt of funds, LEAs shall report to the CDE by January 1, 2017, on how the LEA will measure the impact of the funds received on the LEA’s unduplicated pupils’ access and matriculation to higher education.


Program College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs, 916-323-6398,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-6157 (fax)
Last Modified: February 14, 2017
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