Proposition 28—Arts and Music in Schools FundingThe Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) initiative provides additional funding for arts education in California public schools.
On November 8, 2022, California voters approved Proposition 28: The Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. The measure requires the state to establish a new, ongoing program supporting arts instruction in schools beginning in 2023–24. The amount of funding available each fiscal year for the Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) program will be one percent of the K–12 portion of the Proposition 98 funding guarantee provided in the prior fiscal year, excluding funding appropriated for the AMS program.
Funding details are available on the CDE Principal Apportionment Section for AMS web page.
Chapter 5.1 of Part 6 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code (Section 8820 et seq.)
Proposition 28 [Ballot] (ca.gov) – Legislative Analyst Office Ballot Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions related to the Proposition 28—Arts and Music Education Funding Program.
Proposition 28 Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) Listserv
The purpose of the California Department of Education Proposition 28 contacts listserv is to provide LEAs and other interested parties important information, such as notifications regarding the release of additional program information related to the AMS program.
If you would like to subscribe to the Proposition 28 listserv, send a blank message to
To Unsubscribe:If you would like to unsubscribe from the Proposition 28 listserv, send a blank message to
- Program Questions: Contact the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division by email at Prop28@cde.ca.gov.
- Fiscal Questions: Contact the School Fiscal Services Division, Principal Apportionment Section, by email at Prop28@cde.ca.gov.