BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                  SB 798 (DeSaulnier) - As Amended:  June 24, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                             EducationVote:7-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              No


          This bill establishes funding priorities for excess federal  
          funds received to operate the federal 21st Century Community  
          Learning Centers (21st CCLC), as specified.  Specifically, this  

          Requires, in any fiscal year (FY) in which the total federal  
          appropriation exceeds the federal appropriation for the 2008-09  
          FY, the excess amount be allocated according to the following  

          1)35% to 21st CCCLC programs serving high school pupils. 

          2)25% to 21st CCLC program serving elementary and middle school  

          3)15% to summer programs serving elementary and middle school  

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          This bill alters the current funding formula for federal  
          carryover funds for the 21st CCCLC program to include a  
          specified amount of funding (15%) for summer programs.  This  
          will result in a redistribution of funding because in the past  
          federal carryover funds have been distributed based on current  

          According the State Department of Education (SDE), the following  
          chart details the amount of carryover allocated since the  
          2008-09 FY.    


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            |               |2008-09 FY |2009-10 FY |  2010-11  |
            |               |           |           |    FY*    |
            |Carryover      |  $40.35   |   $40.0   |  $44.66   |
            |funds          |  million  |  million  |  million  |
            |Total          |  $169.7   |  $169.4   |   $174    |
            |Allocation     |  million  |  million  |million    |
                *As proposed in the governor's January 2010 budget. 


           1)Background  .  The federal 21st CCLC program, established by the  
            federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, provides five-year  
            grant funding to establish or expand before and after school  
            programs for disadvantaged K-12 students.  The purpose of the  
            programs is to provide academic enrichment opportunities and  
            supportive services to help students meet state and local  
            standards in core content areas.  The program also provides  
            family literacy and related educational services to the  

            Local educational agencies (LEAs), cities, counties,  
            community-based organizations, and other public or private  
            entities (which may include faith-based organizations) are  
            eligible to receive funding for this program, contingent upon  
            a federal fund appropriation for this purpose.  According to  
            SDE, there were 485 21st CCLC after school programs operating  
            at middle and elementary schools and 349 21st CCLC after  
            school programs operating at high schools in 2009-10.  

           2)Purpose  .  According to the author, the original 21st CCLC  
            program "implementation plan did not accommodate the range of  
            needs throughout the year, including services during periods  
            when the school is closed (e.g. vacation periods,  
            intersession).  Currently children can receive substantial  
            academic and enrichment benefits during the 9 months of the  
            regular school year, then lose ground during the 2  -3 months  
            of summer vacation.  [This bill] will make improvements to  
            California's 21st CCLC program so that federal dollars coming  


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            to California for quality after school programs more  
            effectively target students' and families' needs for after  
            school services."

           3)Existing law  requires 21st CCLC program funds be allocated as  

            |               |                                                  |
            | % of Federal  |                   Use of funds                   |
            |     Fund      |                                                  |
            |  Allocation   |                                                  |
            |               |                                                  |
            |               |                                                  |
            |At least 50%   |Allocated for direct grants (up to $250,000) to   |
            |               |21st Century High School After School Safety and  |
            |               |Enrichment programs serving high school pupils    |
            |               |for a minimum of 15 hrs per week.                 |
            |               |                                                  |
            |               |                                                  |
            |At least 40%   |Allocated for 21st CCLC programs serving          |
            |               |elementary and middle school pupils, which        |
            |               |operate for a minimum of 15 hrs per week and any  |
            |               |combination of summer, intercession, or vacation  |
            |               |periods for a minimum of 3 hrs per day.           |
            |               |                                                  |
            |               |                                                  |
            |10%            |Allocated for: (a) direct grants to provide       |
            |               |equitable access and participation in 21st CCLC   |
            |               |programs ($25,000) and (b) grants to provide      |
            |               |family literacy services ($20,000).               |
            |               |                                                  |
            |               |                                                  |


            Statute also authorizes 21st CCLC programs to be eligible  


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            grants to operate in summer, intercession, or vacation.  This  
            bill changes the current funding formula for any carryover  
            funds the state receives to operate this program, as  

           4)The After School Education Safety (ASES) program  , as renamed  
            and revised by Proposition 49 in 2002, funds the establishment  
            of local before and after school education and enrichment  
            programs. These programs are created through partnerships  
            between schools and local community resources to provide  
            literacy, academic enrichment and safe alternatives for  
            students in kindergarten through ninth grade. Funding is  
            designed to: (a) maintain existing before and after school  
            program funding and (b) provide eligibility to all elementary  
            and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout  

          The governor's January 2010 proposed budget provides $547  
            million GF/98 for the ASES program.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Kimberly Rodriguez / APPR. / (916)