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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 LCSSP competitive grant program aimed at improving outcomes for public school pupils by reducing truancy and supporting pupils 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

The grants for Cohort 1: 2017 to 2020 and for Cohort 2: 2018 to 2021 have been awarded. For information and funding results, click on the respective link below:

  • Cohort 1
  • Cohort 2
  • Cohort 3: 2019-2022 Request for Applications (RFA) updates shall be provided as available. The chart below offers the proposed timeline.
Date Activity
October 5, 2018 RFA released and posted on the CDE website.
November 13, 2018 Webinar for prospective applicants.
December 14, 2018 Intent to Submit an Application online form is due to the CSHSO. Failure to submit this form will result in disqualification of the application from the reading and scoring process.
January 9, 2019 Webinar for prospective applicants.
January 23, 2019 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.
March 5-7, 2019 Application review and scoring
April 3, 2019 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 Learning Communities for School Success Funding Profile web page.
April 10, 2019 Grant appeals due to the CSHSO by 4 p.m.
April 17, 2019 CDE final decision on grant appeals.

Cohort 3 grant period begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2022. 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 Learning Communities for School Success Program (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.

Funding Results
Questions: Elvia González | | 916-319-0277 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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