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  • John Franco

Application for the 2020-21 Mandate Block Grant Now Open

School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools can now apply for the 2020-21 mandate block grant here on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) website. Applications must be submitted electronically by August 31, 2020. Funding is anticipated to be allocated in mid-November based on 2019-20 P2 ADA figures.

· School districts will receive:

o $32.18 per k-8 ADA and

o $61.94 per 9-12 ADA

· County offices of education will receive:

o The same rates as above plus an additional $1.08 per countywide ADA

· Charter schools will receive:

o $16.86 per k-8 ADA and

o $46.87 per 9-12 ADA

To file online: Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) can use the same login password used in 2019-20. If you’ve forgotten your password or this is your LEA’s first time signing up for the block grant, you can contact the CDE for technical assistance by email at: or by phone at: 916-323-6191.

As a reminder, the Feminine Hygiene Products mandate claim remains outside the block grant and can still be filed by all applicable school districts and county offices of education that are required to provide feminine hygiene products to their students. We strongly advise you to file this claim since the Legislature will use the total statewide cost of claims filed to help set future block grant funding amounts.

If you have questions about this claim or about signing up for the block grant, please give me a call.

Mike Brown Risk Management Program Manager

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