Title V, Part B, Subpart 2Information relating to the apportionment of Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 Rural and Low-Income Schools funds for Fiscal Year 2020–21.
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Public Law 114-95), provides funds to improve instruction and achievement for children in rural and low-income schools. Activities supported by this program include 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.
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, Subpart A, 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.
Allocations and Apportionments
The California Department of Education (CDE) apportions Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 funds on a semi-annual basis; 50 percent in the fall based on preliminary allocations and the remaining funds in the spring based on final allocations. In order to receive an apportionment, a local educational agency (LEA) must:
- Apply for Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 funds on the 2020–21 Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS). LEAs must have certified the Application for Funding by April 16, 2021.
Each LEA’s semi-annual payment equals 50 percent of the Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 allocation. An LEA is subject to a maximum payment equal to 50 percent of the award allocation in the first apportionment of each fiscal year.
Example: If the yearly entitlement is $500, the first calculated apportionment will be 50% of $500 or $500 / 2 = $250. Remaining funds are released in the second apportionment.
Allocation amounts are adjusted 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 ESSAFor standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 4126, ESSA: Title V, Part B, Rural & Low-Income School Program, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue.
Grant Award Identification
The United States Department of Education (ED) grant award number for this funding 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.
Applicable Rules and Regulations
This grant award is subject to the General Education Provisions Act. This grant is also subject to the regulations in Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (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.
Grant Award Period and Special Rules
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
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.”
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 CFR, Part 200, Subpart A, sections 200.25 through 200.29.
Additional information such as program purposes, eligibility of schools, core elements, components, and benefits of a schoolwide program, are posted on the Title I Schoolwide Program web page.
Program Questions: Patricia Ramirez, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Improvement & Accountability Division, email: PRamirez@cde.ca.gov.
Fiscal Questions: Categorical Allocations & Audit Resolutions Office, email:CAAR@cde.ca.gov