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Funding and Fiscal Management

Funding and Fiscal Management for the Learning Communities for School Success Program.

Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act (SNSA), established a continuously appropriated fund, which is provided by savings that accrue to the state from the implementation of the act. The California Department of Education receives 25 percent of the funds for the administration of the Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) competitive grant opportunity aimed at improving outcomes for public school pupils by reducing truancy and supporting those who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime.

Funding for the LCSSP grants is contingent upon funds being “appropriated in the annual Budget Act or another statute to the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund …” EC Section 33436.

Request for Applications

Information regarding the release of the Request for Applications (RFA) for Cohort 4 (Fiscal Year 2020-2023) shall be provided as available. The proposed timeline is as follows:

Date Activity
October 11, 2019
RFA released and posted on the CDE website.
November 13, 2019
Webinar for prospective applicants.
December 12, 2019
Intent to Submit an Application online form is due to the EOO. Failure to submit this form will result in disqualification of the application from the reading and scoring process.
January 8, 2020
Webinar for prospective applicants.
January 29, 2020
Application due to the CDE by 4 p.m. (Original application with signature of the Superintendent or Designee in blue ink and three copies.) No faxed or emailed copies will be accepted.
April 17, 2020
Notice of Intent to Award Funds posted in the lobby of the CDE, 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-5901. The list will also be posted on the CDE Funding Results Web page.
April 24, 2020
Grant appeals due to the EOO by 4 p.m.
May 1, 2020
CDE final decision on grant appeals.

Note: Cohort 4 grant period begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2023. All dates after the application deadline are approximate and may be adjusted as program conditions indicate without an addendum to this RFA.

Fiscal Management

Applicants must provide a detailed explanation of all proposed LCSSP project expenditures. The detailed explanation includes a line item budget (Budget Summary) and the explanatory narrative (Budget Justification) as indicated in the RFA.

Budget Amendments and Revisions
Budget revisions of more than 10 percent of any line item must be pre-approved and submitted in a written request to the CDE Education Programs Consultant (EPC) overseeing the grant. Upon CDE approval, a Budget Revision form shall be completed and submitted.

Contact the assigned EPC to discuss the nature of the request and provide notification that the Local Educational Agency plans to submit a revision request. This allows time to discuss the proposed changes and provides an opportunity for the EPC to provide feedback about disallowable activities or programmatic changes that may not align with the currently approved application.

Please use the criteria from the LCSSP Request for Applications (RFA) when trying to decide if an activity/expenditure is allowable.

Reporting Requirements

Annual Reports

All grantees must submit Annual and Final Progress Reports. The Annual Expenditure Reports (AER) and Annual Progress Reports (APR) are due annually no later than October 11. For consortium, AER and APRs are due no later than October 25. The AER must be signed and submitted with each of the Progress Reports. The AER shall include a copy of the LEA's General Ledger reflecting that grant funds have been used for appropriate expenditures and shall be submitted on the CDE expenditure report form.

Annual Progress Report (PDF)

Annual Progress Report (DOCX)

Funding Results

To view the funding results for previous cohorts, click on the respective link(s) below:

Archives

The following information is obsolete and provided for reference only. Applications received for subsequent cohorts using any form(s) from the links below will constitute grounds for disqualification.

  • Cohort 1 The due date has passed. This page is for reference only.
  • Cohort 2 The due date has passed. This page is for reference only.
  • Cohort 3 The due date has passed. This page is for reference only.
Questions: Elvia González | egonzalez@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0277 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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