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Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program   

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(a) (1) (A) Each school that establishes a before school program component pursuant to Section 8483.1 is eligible to receive a three-year renewable after school grant, that shall be awarded in three one-year increments and is subject to semiannual attendance reporting and renewal as required by the department. Before school programs established pursuant to this section shall be subject to the same reporting and accountability provisions described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 8483.7.

(B) The maximum total grant amount awarded annually pursuant to this paragraph shall be thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars ($37,500) for each regular school year for each elementary school and forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) for each regular school year for each middle or junior high school.

(C) The Superintendent shall determine the total annual after school grant amount for which a site is eligible based on a formula of five dollars ($5) per pupil per day that the program plans to serve, with a maximum total grant of twenty-five dollars ($25) per projected pupil per week.

(2) For large schools, the maximum total grant amounts described in paragraph (1) may be increased based on the following formulas, up to a maximum amount of twice the respective limits specified in paragraph (1):

(A) For elementary schools, multiply seventy-five dollars ($75) by the number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the normal schoolday program that exceeds 600.

(B) For middle schools, multiply seventy-five dollars ($75) by the number of pupils enrolled at the schoolsite for the normal schoolday program that exceeds 900.

(3) A school that establishes a program pursuant to this section is eligible to receive a summer grant to operate the program in excess of 180 regular schooldays during any combination of summer, intersession, or vacation periods for a maximum of 30 percent of the total grant amount awarded to the school per school year under this subdivision.

(4) Each program shall provide an amount of cash or in-kind local funds equal to not less than one-third of the total grant from the school district, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the private sector. Facilities or space usage may fulfill not more than 25 percent of the required local contribution.

(5) (A) The department may award up to 125 percent of the maximum total grant amount for an individual school, so long as the maximum total grant amount for all school programs administered by the program grantee is not exceeded.

(B) A program grantee that is awarded funds pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall have an established waiting list for enrollment, and may receive funds only from another school program that has met a minimum of 70 percent of its attendance goal.

(b) The administrator of a program established pursuant to this article may supplement, but not supplant, existing funding for before school programs with grant funds awarded pursuant to this article. State categorical funds for remedial education activities shall not be used to make the required contribution of local funds for those before school programs.

(c) Up to 15 percent of the initial year's grant amount for each grant recipient may be used for startup costs. Under no circumstance shall funding for startup costs result in an increase in the grant recipient's total funding above the approved grant amount.

(d) For each year of the grant, the department shall award the total grant amount for that year not later than 30 days after the date the grantee accepts the grant.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 370, Sec. 16.)