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Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on December 5, 2018.

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

Assisted the lowest performing schools, schools with a valid 2005 Academic Performance Index (API) that were ranked in deciles 1 to 2, to increase student achievement.

Time Period

  • 2007–08 to 2016–17
  • Effective 2017–18, the QEIA program was no longer authorized.

Authorizing Legislation

On September 29, 2006, The Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1133 (Chapter 751, Statutes of 2006). The legislation established the QEIA of 2006 for the purposes of implementing the terms of the CTA, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al. settlement and discharged the outstanding balance of the maintenance factor regarding Proposition 98 funding that was due, but not provided in fiscal years 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Applicable Statutes/Regulations

  • California Education Code sections 52055.700-52055.770, Senate Bill 1133 (Effective January 1, 2007)

Source of Appropriation/Budget Act Item

  • Not part of the annual budget process pursuant to Senate Bill 1133

Program Description

The QEIA provided approximately $3 billion which authorized school districts and other local educational agencies to apply for funding to allocate to elementary, secondary, and charter schools that were ranked in either decile 1 or 2 as determined by the state’s accountability determinations. The appropriations began in fiscal year 2007-08 and continued through 2013-14. School districts received approximately $268,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-08 and $402,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter until 2013-14. Schools that were funded under the High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP) that met or were meeting the program requirements of Education Code Section 52055.650 were eligible to receive funding under both the QEIA and HPSGP, provided the school met all accountability requirements of both programs.

SACS Resource/Revenue Codes

  • 7400 / 8590


  • None
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 7, 2023