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Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program (Restart)

Funding Description

The purpose of the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program (Restart) is to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-public schools with expenses related to the restart of elementary and secondary schools in areas where a major disaster or emergency was declared related to the consequences of the California Wildfires in calendar year 2018 and floods in calendar year 2019. The funding is made available to California by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and again in 2019 by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria These funds may be used to serve both LEAs (including charter school LEAs) and nonpublic schools that applied to the California Department of Education (CDE) in order to participate in the program. In general, Restart funds may be used for activities that help the eligible LEA or nonpublic school reopen and restore normal operations.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Public Law 116-20 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act 0f 2019; Item 6100-102-0890 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Chapters 23/55/80/363, 2019)
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5654 / 8290
Total Available $16,121,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-19: Restart []
Other Unavailable


Program Joe Anderson, 916-323-5025,
Fiscal Joe Anderson, 916-323-5025,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-319-0821 (phone), 916-319-0156 (fax)
Last Modified: July 27, 2021
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