In December 2016, the Board approved the Partners for Student Success resolution to develop a Partners Matching Fund (PMF). Partner Matching Fund resources are intended to expand partnerships with community organizations that provide direct services to students and families. Targeted Student Population (TSP) Resources are specifically set aside to provide services that support academic and social emotional needs for English learners, foster youth, and/or or low-income students. In order to facilitate the expenditure of the PMF, a list of selected vendors was created using the Request for Proposal process, wherein all selected vendors submitted proposals that were reviewed and evaluated by District staff and approved by the Board of Education.
All TK-12 schools with any ranking in the School Equity Needs Index 2.0 that are interested in receiving Partner Matching Funds (PMF) will submit the below application to their local district designees for review and approval. Only vendors and services approved by the Board qualify for the PMF. You can view the approved vendors on the PFSS Handbook or visit this link for an updated list: https://www.lausd.org/Page/16480 . Please note that new vendors have been added and will be updated on the procurement website.
- Schools with 500 or fewer students qualify for a 2:1 matching fund ratio based on 2022-23 E-Cast Projections; PMF contribution cap = $62,500
- Schools with 501 or more students qualify for a 1:1 matching fund ratio based on 2022-23 E-Cast Projections; PMF contribution cap = $45,000
Steps You Can Take to Participate in the Program
- Review the vendor’s program elements and fee schedule on the District’s Procurement website: https://www.lausd.org/Page/16480.
- Once you have looked at their contract/fee schedule, contact the vendor.
- Complete the PFSS application and the Work Order form.
- Submit your completed PFSS application and work order to your Local District Administrator of Instruction for approval
- Once your application is approved, work with your Local District Fiscal Services Manager to have the PFSS funds transferred to your school’s budget under program code 10869 and if needed assist with identifying your school’s portion of the funding.
- After the money is transferred and the school’s funding is identified, your SAA can create the shopping cart/purchase order in SAP and attach the Work Order (for help w/ creating the purchase order, your SAA can reach out to your Local District Buyer if needed).
Frequently Asked Questions
If my e-cast for 2022-2023 or my norm count decreases to below 501, may I qualify for the 2:1 match?
Yes, schools whose e-cast or norm count for 2022-2023 decreased to below 501 qualify for the 2:1 match. Contact your Local District for the higher matching opportunity and to find out if additional funds are still available.
What does the School Equity Needs Index (SENI) take into consideration to determine a school’s need?
SENI Index 2.0 utilizes data on the following categories to determine a school’s level of need: enrollment, foster youth count, homeless count, English learners count, standard English Learners count, unduplicated count, single student suspension rates, chronic absenteeism, low-income counts, ISTAR incidents, asthma age adjusted rate, non-fatal gunshot injuries, 1st grade benchmark data, incoming math SBAC results, incoming ELA SBAC results, A-G completion with a C or better. For detailed information click here.
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Local Districts will set their own deadlines. Please contact your Local District for the application deadline.
Yes, the matching fund is available 2022-23 school year.
No, the PMF funds expire at the end of the school year.
No. Only the vendors on the approved list qualify to receive the Partner Matching Funds. The list of approved vendors and their rate sheets can be viewed at https://www.lausd.org/Page/16480
Schools can use their general fund account (13027) or they can use others and follow the appropriate approval processes.
Vendors can provide virtual services, so long as they provide their proposal to the Partnerships Office and Principals to ensure the transition to the virtual space will work for the school and to ensure there is a certificated staff present for any services rendered to students.
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