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Instructional Materials Funding Realignment

Repository archive entry for the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE Web site.

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on May 12, 2017.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.

Time Period
  • Funded through 2012–13
  • Effective 2013–14, the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) was subsumed into the local control funding formula. 
Applicable Statutes/Regulations
  • California Education Code (EC) sections 60242.5 and 60400–60424
Source of Appropriation/Budget Act Item
  • Budget Act Item 6110-189-0001
Program Description
  • The IMFRP provided funding to school districts and county offices of education for the purchase of instructional materials. Funding was to be used first to provide each pupil with adopted standards-aligned instructional materials in the core curriculum areas of reading-language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science.

  • Local educational agencies were required to provide written assurance of conformance to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that all purchases of instructional materials made with these funds conformed to law and the applicable rules and regulations adopted by the state board. (EC Section 60242.5).

  • The allocation was based on enrollment in kindergarten and grades one through twelve as reported in the prior year’s California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) report.
SACS Resource/Revenue Codes
  • 7156 / 8590
  • EC Section 42605 authorized complete flexibility for this funding for fiscal years 2008–09 through 2012–13. During those years and with specified conditions in subdivision (e), a school district or county office of education could use funds received for any educational purpose.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 07, 2023