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                   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
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          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
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                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
           
          21st Century           Directs future funding, no new  
          costsFederal
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          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.