Whether you’re seeking information on the latest legislative news, or just want some tips and guidance on how to navigate this crisis in your LEA, we’ll do our best to keep you informed!

One-Time COVID Funding Tool

Created by CASBO member and BEL Program participant Maria Isabel Alatorre, the One-Time COVID Funding Budget Tool can save countless hours of labor for your accounting and financial services staff. Maria, who serves as interim fiscal director at Lancaster School District, designed this tool with the intention of allowing one-time CRF and ESSER funds to be easily accounted for in your year-end reporting.


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COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year

Advancing Student and Staff Health and Wellness Using COVID Relief Funding

This brief from the Partnership for Children & Youth and the California School-Based Health Alliance:

  • Summarizes the federal aid that can support systemic and sustainable school health and wellness strategies, including allowable uses and restrictions

  • Offers some foundational steps for decision makers and advocates who are engaging in local planning processes and working with their communities to promote healthier schools

Get the information you need about Federal CARES Act funding and Elementary and Secondary School Fund Relief (ESSER) fund.

  • For CASBO legislative NewsBreaks and other related policy guidance, click here.
  • For CASBO recorded webinars and forums on fiscal planning and key considerations for reopening California’s schools, click here.
  • For CASBO podcast episodes, click here.
  • For the CASBO newsletter, click here.

The California Legislature provided $6.6 billion in the Assembly Bill 86 COVID-19 relief package, including $2 billion for In-Person Instruction (IPI) Grants and $4.6 billion for Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grants. Governor Newsom signed AB 86 on March 5, 2021.

In-Person Instruction and Expanded Learning Opportunities Funding Results

IPI and ELO Grants Frequently Asked Questions

2020-21 Instructional Time FAQs

List of LEA Certification Forms Received

LEA Template for the Plan

County Offices of Education and school districts in a single-district county must submit their plans to the CDE by email at LCAPReview@cde.ca.gov.

LEA Certification Form Contents

For questions about IPI Grants, please contact InPersonGrants@cde.ca.gov

For questions about ELO Grants, please contact ELOGrants@cde.ca.gov

Count on our CASBO Partners for their support and guidance during the crisis.

  • Office DEPOT can help you with your printing needs for any student packets and worksite posters about COVID-19. For assistance, please contact your account manager, call 1.888.2.Office, email K12@officedepot.com or visit business.officedepot.com/printCDC.