BILL ANALYSIS Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair 798 (DeSaulnier) Hearing Date: 01/21/2010 Amended: 01/11/2011 Consultant: Dan Troy Policy Vote: ED 9-0 _________________________________________________________________ ____ BILL SUMMARY: SB 798 would require that federal funding increases beyond the 2008-09 level for the 21st Century Community Learning Center programs to be allocated as direct grants in the following priority order: 35 percent for centers serving high school pupils 50 percent for centers serving middle school and elementary pupils, and 15 percent for summer programs serving elementary and middle school pupils _________________________________________________________________ ___ Fiscal Impact (in thousands) Major Provisions 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Fund 21st Century Directs future funding, no new costsFederal _________________________________________________________________ ____ STAFF COMMENTS: SUSPENSE FILE. 21st Century Community Learning Centers are federally funded programs that provide academic enrichment and support to disadvantaged pupils either before or after school. The 2009-10 Budget Act includes $129.4 million for this program. Under current law, 50 percent of grants are awarded to grantees serving elementary or middle school pupils and 50 percent are awarded to grantees serving high school pupils. Per pupil rates for serving elementary and middle school pupils is $7.50 per day for after school programs and $5 per day for before school programs (there is no daily rate for high school pupils). Total grant awards for the after school component are capped at $112,500 for elementary school programs and $150,000 for middle school programs. Grants for the before school component are capped at $37,500 for elementary school programs and $49,000 for middle school programs. Grants for high school programs are capped at $250,000. Currently, 50 percent of grants are awarded to programs that serve high school pupils. This bill would provide that federal dollars received in excess of the level of the 2008-09 fiscal year would instead be allocated as follows: 35 percent for program serving high school pupils, 50 percent for programs serving middle school and elementary pupils, and 15 percent for summer programs serving elementary and middle school pupils. As these percentages approximately track applications, the bill does not appear to create new state costs or pressures. A previous version of the bill expanded funding rates contingent on the recent of increased federal funding. That provision is no longer included in the bill.