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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
December 28, 2020

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:

First Apportionment for Title V, Part B, Subpart 2,
Rural and Low-Income School Program
Every Student Succeeds Act
Fiscal Year 2020–21

This apportionment, in the amount of $1,852,502, is made from federal funds provided to the state under Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95), in support of the Rural and Low-Income School Program. Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 funds are to be used to improve instruction and achievement for children in rural and low-income schools by supporting activities such as teacher recruitment and retention, teacher professional development, educational technology, parental involvement, or any activities authorized under Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, Title III, or Title IV, Part A, pursuant to Section 5222(a) of the ESEA.

Preliminary allocations for eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) are based on each LEA’s average daily attendance as of the 2018–19 Second Principal Apportionment, multiplied by an approximate rate of $20.73. The amount included in this apportionment reflects 50 percent of each LEA’s 2020–21 preliminary allocation for those LEAs that applied for TitleV, Part B, Subpart 2 funding on the 2020–21 Consolidated Application Reporting System. Allocations have been reduced for LEAs that failed to meet the federal maintenance of effort requirement applicable to 2020–21 funding and did not receive an approved federal waiver, pursuant to Section 8521 of the ESEA.

LEAs have the option to consolidate and use Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 funds with other federal, state, and local funds for schoolwide programs pursuant to Section 1114 of the ESEA and Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 200, SubpartA, sections 200.25 through 200.29. Additional information such as program purposes, eligibility of schools, core elements, components, and benefits of a schoolwide program, is posted on the California Department of Education (CDE) Schoolwide Programs web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/schoolwideprograms.asp.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) award number for this program is S358B200005. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.358B. The funding is appropriated in Item 6100‑137-0890 of the Budget Act of 2020 (Chapter 6, Statutes of 2020) as amended by Senate Bill 115 (Chapter 40, Statutes of 2020). The California sub-allocation (pass‑through) number is Program Cost Account (PCA) 14356.

This grant award is subject to the General Education Provisions Act. This grant is also subject to the regulations in 34 CFR Part 200, the General Provisions in 34 CFR Part 299, and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, and 97–99, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR Part 200 and 3474.

Under the federal Tydings Amendment, Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, any funds that are not obligated at the end of the federal funding period, July 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021, shall remain available for obligation for an additional period of 12 months, through September 30, 2022.       

Pursuant to 2 CFR, Section 200.305(b)(9), interest earned amounts up to $500 per year may be retained by the non-Federal entity for administrative expense. Any additional interest earned on Federal advance payments deposited in interest-bearing accounts must be remitted annually. LEAs should forward interest payments for remittance to the ED to:

California Department of Education
Cashier’s Office
P.O. Box 515006
Sacramento, CA 95851

To ensure proper posting of payments, please include the program’s PCA number (PCA 14356) and identify the payment as “Federal Interest Returned.”

Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately three weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 4126, ESEA: Title V, Part B, Rural & Low Income School Program, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue.

County superintendents of schools were notified of this apportionment by email which was sent to their CDEfisc email addresses. The CDE requested that the email be forwarded to all school districts and charter schools in the county, and included the links to this letter and the apportionment schedule posted on the CDE web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/. Apportionment amounts for direct-funded charter schools are identified separate from the district or county amount.

If you have any questions regarding the Title V program, please contact Patricia Ramirez, Analyst, Improvement & Accountability Division, by email at PRamirez@cde.ca.gov. For questions concerning this apportionment or the Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 allocation amounts, please contact Sheng Her, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolutions Office, by email at SHer@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Friday, April 23, 2021
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