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Update on the Block Grants for School Districts and Community College Districts

Pursuant to Sections 17581.6 and 17581.7 of the Government Code, funds appropriated in Items 6110-296-0001 and 6870-296-0001 of the annual Budget Act shall be used for reimbursement of state-mandated programs to be available as a block grant to school districts (SD), charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts (CCD). Commencing with the 2012-13 fiscal year, SDs, charter schools, county offices of education, and CCDs may elect to participate in this block grant.

In any year in which a claimant elects to participate in the block grant, they shall not be eligible to submit a mandate reimbursement claim for that same year's costs for any program listed in the block grant. If charter schools elect to not participate in the block grant, they are not eligible to file any claims for reimbursement through the State Controller's Office.

Administration of Block Grants:

The State Controller's Office does not administer the block grants. For additional information regarding SDs, please refer to the California Department of Education. For CCDs, please contact Chris Yatooma at cyatooma@cccco.edu.

Payments of Block Grants:

SDs will receive block grant payments from the California Department of Education. 
CCDs will receive block grant payments from the State Controller's Office.

Links for additional information:

Chapter 14, Statutes of 2017 (AB 97), Budget Act

  • Item 6100-296-0001, page 525, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 584, for CCD

Chapter 23, Statutes of 2016 (SB 826), Budget Act

  • Item 6100-296-0001, page 503, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 559, for CCD

Chapters 10 and 11, Statutes of 2015 (AB 93), Budget Act

  • Item 6100-296-0001, page 504, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 559, for CCD

Chapter 25, Statutes of 2014 (SB 852), Budget Act

  • Item 6110-296-0001, page 484, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 546, for CCD

Chapter 20, Statutes of 2013 (AB 110), Budget Act

  • Item 6110-296-0001, page 477, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 547, for CCD

Chapter 21, Statutes of 2012 (AB 1464), Budget Act

  • Item 6110-296-0001, page 529, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 606, for CCD

Chapter 38, Statutes of 2012 (SB 1016), amending Budget Act of 2012

  • Item 6110-296-0001, page 110, for SD
  • Item 6870-296-0001, page 114, for CCD