From funds which may be appropriated therefor by the Legislature, or from federal funds which may be made available for the purpose, grants may be made to applicant school districts which have established projects or programs pursuant to this article. No matching-fund requirements shall be imposed as a condition upon entitlement to any such grant, unless otherwise required for purposes of establishing eligibility for federal funds. The grants shall be disbursed upon order of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and by warrants of the State Controller. Eligibility for grants and the expenditure thereof by the recipient school district shall be provided for by standards and requirements prescribed in rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

Terms Used In California Education Code 54521

  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.