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Grants to California School Districts and Local Educational Agencies for K-12 Programs and Activities

Mandate Block Grant (MBG)


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
146474

Funding Source
California Department of Education
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Geographic Focus
USA: California

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/30/23 11:59:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to California school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools for activities and programs benefitting students in grades K-12. Funding is intended for a range of services and programs that the state government requires local educational agencies to provide.

The goal of the grant program is to provide funding to county offices of education (COE), school districts, and charter schools to fund the costs of various mandated programs and activities identified in Government Code (GC) Section 17581.6(f).

Pursuant to GC Section 17581.6, LEAs make an annual choice to receive funds for specified mandated programs and activities, either through the MBG or through the claim reimbursement process pursuant to GC Section 17560.

Mandated Programs and Activities Funded by the 2023-24 Mandate Block Grant: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/mandatebg23list.asp



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The MBG funding is available to county offices of education (COEs), school districts, and charter schools (both direct and locally funded).

Pre-Application Information
- Applications open: August 1, 2023, 10:00 AM
- Deadline is Monday, August 30, 2023, 11:59 PM

Pursuant to the statute, funding for the MBG is paid in November each year to all eligible LEAs that submitted the MBG Application. The amount paid will equal 100 percent of each LEA’s entitlement.

For each fiscal year that a local educational agency (LEA) elects to receive block grant funding, it must submit a Mandate Block Grant Application, which represents the Letter Requesting Funding.

An election not to participate may be communicated to the CDE by submitting the MBG Application with a selection of non-participation or by sending an email with the LEA’s name and county-district-school code.

Mandate Block Grant, FY 2023-24 Funding Description: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=6034&recID=6034

FAQs: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/mandatebgfaq.asp

LEA Participation Status: https://www3.cde.ca.gov/mandateblockgrant/status.aspx?fiscalyearid=2023

Mandates Suspended in 2023–24: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/mandatebg23dofltr.asp

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$259,819,000

Estimated Size of Grant
Funds are allocated using average daily attendance (ADA) calculated as of the 2022-23 Second Principal Apportionment. Rates are as follows: Districts receive $37.81 per ADA for students in grades K through 8, and $72.84 per ADA for students in grades 9 through 12. County offices of education receive $37.81 per ADA for students in grades K through 8, $72.84 per ADA for students in grades 9 through 12, and $1.27 per unit of countywide ADA. Charter schools receive $19.85 per ADA for students in grades K through 8, and $55.17 per ADA for students in grades 9 through 12.

Contact Information
Apply Online: https://www3.cde.ca.gov/mandateblockgrant/mbg.aspx?fiscalyearid=2023

Questions: Julie Klein Briggs
mandate@cde.ca.gov
916-323-6191

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone Numbers
General: 916-319-0800

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