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Regional Occupational Centers and Programs

Funding Description

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROC/Ps) provide valuable career and technical education to high school students 16 years of age and older, and adult students so they can (1) enter the workforce with skills and competencies to be successful; (2) pursue advanced training in postsecondary educational institutions; or (3) upgrade existing skills and knowledge. ROC/P funds for local educational agencies (LEAs) are administered through the California Department of Education Principal Apportionment process.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs that participate in Regional Occupational Centers and Programs are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 52335 - 52335.6; Budget Item 6110-105-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6350 / 8311
Total Available $485,656,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding for 2007-08 consists of several components:

(1) Base funding is equal to the 2007-08 rate per average daily attendance (ADA) multiplied by the lesser of 2006-07 funded or the 2007-08 Annual ADA reported through the Principal Apportionment software. The rate per ADA is the 2006-07 average rate increased by the 2007-08 cost-of-living adjustment. The 2006-07 funded ADA is the base ADA plus the average growth and excess ADA;

(2) Growth funding is equal to the 2007-08 statewide average rate per growth ADA multiplied by the lesser of 2007-08 share of growth ADA allowed or the actual growth ADA. The actual growth ADA is the difference between the reported 2007-08 ADA and 2006-07 funded ADA. The statewide average rate per growth ADA is the 2006-07 rate increased by the 2007-08 cost-of-living adjustment; and

3) Excess funding is equal to the 2007-08 rate per excess ADA multiplied by excess ADA. The rate per excess ADA is determined based on funding availability after allocating base and growth ADA funding divided by the number of excess ADA.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Regional Occupational Centers and Programs []
Fiscal Principal Apportionments []
Other Of the $485,656,000 funding available, $446,026,000 is available for expenditure in 2007-08, and $39,630,000 is deferred for expenditure in 2008-09. If sufficient funding is not available, a proration factor will be applied.

Funds are paid through the Principal Apportionment. Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: The First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 20th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 2nd, and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (at the same time as the following year's P-1 certification).


Program Julie Wible, 916-323-5759,
Fiscal Halena Le, 916-324-4535,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: July 31, 2008

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