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Local Control Funding Formula

California's new school funding formula, enacted in 2013. Actual funding allocations, when available, will be available via the Principal Apportionment page.

LCFF Overview

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is hallmark legislation that fundamentally changed how all local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state are funded, how they are measured for results, and the services and supports they receive to allow all students to succeed to their greatest potential.

If you would like to receive updates regarding the LCFF via email notification, subscribe to the LCFF listserv by sending a "blank" message to join-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov. (To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to unsubscribe-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov.)

Components of LCFF

California Accountability Model and School Dashboard

The California Accountability Model and School Dashboard provide information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California's diverse student population based on a concise set of measures.

LCFF Support and Assistance

California’s accountability and continuous improvement system is based on a three-tiered framework, with the first tier, general assistance, made up of resources and assistance that is made available to all local educational agencies. Differentiated assistance is the second tier of assistance that one or more agencies is required by statute to provide to local educational agencies that meet certain eligibility criteria. The third tier is intensive intervention, which is generally required based on persistent performance issues over a specified period of time. The Assistance Status spreadsheet linked below provides the assistance status for county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools.

2019 LCFF Assistance Status

2019 LCFF COE/District Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

2019 LCFF Charter School Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

County Superintendent of Schools Summary of Support (PDF)

Prior LCFF Assistance Status Data Files and Record Layouts

2018 LCFF Assistance Status

2017 LCFF Assistance Status

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The Local Control and Accountability Plan webpage provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.

LCFF Apportionments

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Overview provides information about funding.

The Principal Apportionment includes funding for the Local Control Funding Formula, which is the primary source of an LEA's general purpose funding; Special Education (AB 602); and funding for several other programs. The Principal Apportionment is a series of apportionment calculations that adjust the flow of state funds throughout the fiscal year as information becomes known.

Resources

The LCFF Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map provides LCFF priorities and whole child resources and supports to help local educational agencies, schools, and families serve the needs of California's diverse student population.

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The State Priority Related Resources page provides links to resources for developing and implementing state priorities in the LCAP.

The Family Engagement Toolkit (PDF) and Editable Templates (DOC) provide practical planning and evaluation tools that support efforts to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students.

The LCFF Reports External link opens in new window or tab. page provides access to search for the latest available LCFF funding and accountability data for individual schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:   Local Agency Systems Support Office | LCFF@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0809
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 10, 2021
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