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Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant

Funding Description

Funds are available to county offices of education, school districts, charter schools and state special schools to obtain standards-aligned professional development and instructional materials in specified areas, obtain professional development on improving school culture, develop diverse and culturally relevant book collections, operational costs and COVID personal protective equipment.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The governing board or body of each school district, county office of education, or charter school receiving funds shall discuss and approve a plan for the expenditure of funds received at a regularly scheduled public meeting. It is the intent of the Legislature that each school district, county office of education, or charter school expend funds consistent with their approved plan. Program requirements are not waivable.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Section 134 of Assembly Bill (AB) 181 (Chapter 52, 2022) , as amended by Section 56 of AB 185 (Chapter 571, 2022).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6762 / 8590
Total Available $3,560,885,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are allocated on a per-unit basis using average daily attendance (ADA) as reported for the 2021-22 second principal apportionment; ADA for state special schools shall be deemed to be 97 percent of the enrollment as reported in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System as of the 2021-22 Fall 1 Submission.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date September 30, 2022

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-22: AMIMBG []
Other Funds are available for encumbrance through the 2025-26 fiscal year. Local educational agencies are encouraged to proportionally use resources for purposes identified in Section 134(a)(1)-(5), and to support arts and music education programs. For purposes of this program, standards-aligned instructional materials include, but is not limited to books for school and classroom libraries.


Program Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division,
Fiscal Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolution Office,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: October 7, 2022
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