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Categorical Education Block Grant Funding; Article 3. School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant   

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(a) There is hereby established the school safety consolidated competitive grant. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, commencing with the 2005-06 fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Attorney General's Office, shall distribute grant funds through a competitive process to school districts in order to carry out one or more of the purposes for which the programs listed in Section 41511 and Article 10.4 (commencing with Section 35294.10) of Chapter 2 of Part 21 were established, as the statutes governing those programs read on January 1, 2004. A grant may be made for up to a five-year period.

(b) If a school district has a school safety plan for each of the schools under its jurisdiction, a school district may expend funds received pursuant to this article subject to the parameters, conditions, or guidelines established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Attorney General's office for this purpose. For purposes of this article, a school safety plan may be integrated into any single plan developed by a school.

(c) For purposes of this article, "school district" includes a county office of education if county offices of education are eligible to receive funds for the programs that are listed in Section 41511. The block grant of a county office of education shall be based only on those programs for which it was eligible to receive funds in the 2003-04 fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 871, Sec. 7.)


Education Code 35294.10

Education Code 41511