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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           434 (Block)
          
          Hearing Date:  08/27/2009           Amended: 07/15/2009
          Consultant:  Dan Troy           Policy Vote: ED 9-0
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          BILL SUMMARY:  AB 434 would reduce the local match requirement  
          for After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs from 33  
          percent to 15 percent for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 fiscal years.   
          The bill would also provide that the costs of a site supervisor  
          would be counted as direct services if 85 percent of a  
          supervisor's time is spent at the site.    
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                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2009-10      2010-11       2011-12     Fund
                                                                  
          Reduced local match                   Cost pressure in the tens  
          of millions      General*
                                               to backfill loss of local  
          resources

          * Counts toward meeting the Proposition 98 minimum funding  
          guarantee
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          STAFF COMMENTS: SUSPENSE FILE.
          
          Proposition 49 (2002) increased funding for before and after  
          school programs and renamed them the After School Education and  
          Safety (ASES) program.  ASES programs are partnerships between  
          school districts and local community resources and provide  
          enriching before or after school activities for pupils from  
          kindergarten through 9th grade.  Approximately $547 million has  
          been appropriated for ASES for the 2009-10 fiscal year.   

          Programs receiving ASES funding are required to provide an  
          amount of cash or in-kind local funds equal to at least  
          one-third of the total grant from the school district,  
          governmental agencies, community organizations, or the private  
          sector.  Also, programs must ensure that at least 85 percent of  










          the grant funding is allocated to school sites for direct  
          services for pupils. 

          This bill would lower the local match requirement from 33  
          percent to 15 percent through the 2010-11 fiscal year.  It would  
          also provide that the costs relating to a site supervisor would  
          be counted as direct services provided that the supervisor spent  
          at least 85 percent of his or her time at the site.  

          According to the author's office, it is difficult for some  
          programs to obtain sufficient matching dollars in the current  
          economic climate and temporarily lowering the threshold may help  
          sustain services.  



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          AB 434 (Block)

          Reducing the local match from 33 percent to 15 percent would  
          result in a loss of approximately $82 million in resources.   
          This could result in reduced services and/or pressure on the  
          General Fund to backfill the loss.