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Low-Performing Students Block Grant


Funding Description

The Low-Performing Students Block Grant is a state education funding initiative with the goal of providing grant funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) serving pupils identified as low-performing on state English language arts or mathematics assessments who are not otherwise identified for supplemental grant funding under the local control funding formula or eligible for special education services, as specified in Education Code (EC) Section 41570(d).

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria As a condition of apportionment, a school district, county office of education or charter school shall develop a plan describing how the funds will increase or improve evidence-based services for the identified pupils to accelerate increases in academic achievement, and how the effectiveness of the services will be measured. The plan shall be discussed and adopted at a regularly scheduled meeting of the LEA's governing board.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEAs shall report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction by March 1, 2019, regarding the adopted plan to use the funds, and by November 1, 2021, regarding the implementation of the plan, the strategies used and whether those strategies increased the academic performance of the identified pupils.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Article 7 (commencing with Section 41570) of the California Education Code, added by Section 31.5 of Assembly Bill 1808 (Ch.32/2018)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2018-19
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7510 / 8590
Total Available $300,000,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds will be allocated to LEAs based on an equal amount per pupil.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Low-Performing Students Block Grant [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/lpsbg.asp]
Background Low-Performing Students Block Grant [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/lpsbg.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-18: LPSBG [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/lpsbg18.asp]
Other Funds shall be used for evidence-based services that directly support pupil academic achievement, including, but not limited to professional development activities for certificated staff, instructional materials, or additional supports for pupils.

Contacts

Program Cristina French, 916-445-1256, LPSBG@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Janet Finley, 916-323-5091, jfinley@cde.ca.gov
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0833 (phone), 916-319-0123 (fax)
Last Modified: February 14, 2019
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