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Funding Rates and Information, Fiscal Year 2017–18

Principal Apportionment funding rates and other fiscal information for fiscal year 2017–18.

This page provides funding rates and other information applicable to the 2017–18 Principal Apportionment based on the 2017–18 Budget Act and related trailer bills (Senate Bill 97, Chapter 14, Statutes of 2017, and Assembly Bill 99, Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017).

Cost-of-Living Adjustment | LCFF Gap Appropriation | Education Protection Account | School District and Charter School LCFF Target Entitlement | County Office of Education LCFF Target Entitlement
School District Necessary Small Schools | Special Education Programs | Course Based Independent Study ADA Adjustment

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

Statutory 2017–18 COLA 1.56%

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LCFF Gap Appropriation

The Statewide Gap Funding Rates shown below reflect actual amounts calculated by the California Department of Education (CDE). Estimated and actual Gap percentages since 2013–14, the inception of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), as well as Gap and COLA projections provided by the Department of Finance, are available on the CDE's LCFF Gap and COLA Web page.

2017–18 LCFF Gap Appropriation - School District and Charter School $1,362,383,000
CDE Statewide Gap Funding Rate at P-1 (Preliminary) 41.86242170%
CDE Statewide Gap Funding Rate at P-2 (Actual)1 42.96644273%

1Once established at the P-2 Apportionment, the 2017–18 Gap percentage will not change in subsequent apportionments (i.e. Annual, First Recertification of Annual, etc.).

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Education Protection Account (EPA) Entitlement

Refer to the CDE's Education Protection Account Web page for EPA apportionment information and frequently asked questions.

2017–18 DOF Preliminary EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarter EPA Payments)
$6,518,572,710
2017–18 DOF Final EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payments and Prior Year Adjustments) $6,809,114,100
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Advance (Used for 1st and 2nd Quarter EPA Payments) 23.93207841%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-1 (Used for 3rd Quarter EPA Payment) 24.21346376%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-2 (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payment) 25.89051467%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Annual (Final) (Prior Year Adjustments)2 TBD in February 2019

2Once established at the Annual Apportionment, the 2017–18 EPA percentage will not change in subsequent apportionments (i.e. First Recertification of Annual, etc.).

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School District and Charter School LCFF Target Entitlement

The amounts below reflect funding levels used in the LCFF Target Entitlement calculations. Most school districts and charter schools will receive less than the LCFF Target because LCFF is being phased in over a number of years. Until the LCFF is fully implemented, LEAs will receive an entitlement known as the LCFF Transition Entitlement. For most LEAs, it is based on an LEA’s 2012–13 funding level, adjusted for changes in student population, plus an additional amount each year to bridge the gap between prior funding levels and the new LCFF Target levels.

Base Grant Funding, Education Code (EC) Section 42238.02(d)
Grade Span 2016−17
Base Grant
per ADA
2017−18 COLA
(1.56%)
Grade Span Adjustments
(K-3: 10.4%
9-12: 2.6%)
2017−18 Base Grant/
Adjusted Base Grant
per ADA
K-3 $7,083 $110 $748 $7,941
4-6 $7,189 $112 N/A $7,301
7-8 $7,403 $115 N/A $7,518
9-12 $8,578 $134 $227 $8,939
Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding
Funding Percentage Grant Calculation
Supplemental Grant
EC Section 42238.02(e)
20% For each grade span: Base Grant or Adjusted Base Grant per ADA, times total funded ADA, times Unduplicated Pupil Percentage (UPP), times 20 percent.
Concentration Grant
EC Section 42238.02(f)
50% For each grade span: Base Grant or Adjusted Base Grant per ADA, times total funded ADA, times portion (if any) of UPP3 that exceeds 55 percent, times 50 percent.

3For charter schools the UPP used for Concentration Grant Funding is the lesser of its own UPP or the UPP of its determinative school district.

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County Office of Education (COE) LCFF Target Entitlements

Operations and Alternative Education Base Grant Funding, EC Section 2574
Grant Multiplier 2016−17 Rate 2017−18 COLA (1.56%) 2017−18
Rate
Operations Grant Per County $668,242 $10,425 $678,667
Operations Grant Per School District $111,374 $1,737 $113,111
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(1-30,000)
$71.32 $1.11 $72.43
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(30,001-60,000)
$61.13 $0.95 $62.08
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(60,001-140,000)
$50.94 $0.79 $51.73
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(over 140,000)
$40.75 $0.64 $41.39
Alternative Education Base Grant Per ADA $11,428.55 $178.29 $11,606.84
Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding, EC Section 2574(c)
Funding Percentage Grant Calculation
Supplemental Grant - County Funded Non-Juvenile Court School 35% Alternative Education Base Grant per ADA, times total ADA, times UPP, times 35 percent.
Supplemental Grant - Juvenile Court School 35% Alternative Education Base Grant per ADA, times total ADA, times 100 percent, times 35 percent.
Concentration Grant - County Funded Non-Juvenile Court 35% Alternative Education Base Grant per ADA, times total ADA, times portion (if any) of UPP that exceeds 50 percent, times 35 percent.
Concentration Grant - Juvenile Court Schools 17.50% Alternative Education Base Grant per ADA, times total ADA, times 100 percent, times 17.50 percent.

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School District Necessary Small Schools (NSS)

The NSS allowance is based on the combination of ADA, and the number of full-time teachers for elementary schools or the number of full-time equivalent certificated employees for high schools, whichever provides the lesser amount. The COE Foster Youth Necessary Small High School calculation also utilizes these rates.

2017–18 NSS Funding Bands for School District NSS Allowance for the LCFF Target

The amounts below reflect funding levels used in the LCFF Target Entitlement calculation. Most school districts will receive less than the LCFF Target because LCFF is being phased in over a number of years.

Necessary Small Elementary Schools, EC Section 42282
Number of Teacher(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Includes 2017–18 COLA (1.56%)
1 1 to 24 $153,050
2 25 to 48 $306,100
3 49 to 72 $459,150
4 73 to 96 $612,200
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42284
Number of Certificated Employee(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Includes 2017–18 COLA (1.56%)
1 1 to 19 $124,250
2 1 to 19 $248,500
3 1 to 19 $552,300
4 20 to 38 $676,550
5 39 to 57 $800,800
6 58 to 71 $925,050
7 72 to 86 $1,049,300
8 87 to 100 $1,173,550
9 101 to 114 $1,297,800
10 115 to 129 $1,422,050
11 130 to 143 $1,546,300
12 144 to 171 $1,670,550
13 172 to 210 $1,794,800
14 211 to 248 $1,919,050
15 249 to 286 $2,043,300

Note that fractional ADA units of 0.5 and above are rounded up, and those below 0.5 are rounded down.

2012–13 Deficited NSS Funding Bands for the School District NSS Allowance for the LCFF Floor
Necessary Small Elementary Schools, EC Section 42238.03(a)(1)(D)
Number of Teacher(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Adjusted for 2012–13 Deficit Factor of 22.272%
1 1 to 24 $113,211
2 25 to 48 $226,422
3 49 to 72 $339,632
4 73 to 96 $452,843
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42238.03
Number of Certificated Employee(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Adjusted for 2012–13 Deficit Factor of 22.272%
1 1 to 19 $91,898
2 1 to 19 $183,796
3 1 to 19 $408,259
4 20 to 38 $500,156
5 39 to 57 $592,054
6 58 to 71 $683,952
7 72 to 86 $775,850
8 87 to 100 $867,748
9 101 to 114 $959,645
10 115 to 129 $1,051,543
11 130 to 143 $1,143,441
12 144 to 171 $1,235,339
13 172 to 210 $1,327,237
14 211 to 248 $1,419,135
15 249 to 286 $1,511,032

Note that fractional ADA units of 0.5 and above are rounded up, and those below 0.5 are rounded down.

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Special Education Assembly Bill (AB) 602, EC Section 56836.11(f)

2016–17 Statewide Target Rate 2017–18 COLA
(1.56%)
2017–18 Statewide Target Rate
$532.6803577497 $8.3098135809 $540.9901713306

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Special Education Infant (Ages Two and Younger) Program, EC Sections 56428-56432

The COLA increase for each instructional setting will be added to the LEA's 2016–17 rate.

Instructional Settings 2016–17 Statewide Average Rate 2017–18 COLA
(1.56%)
2017–18 Statewide Average Rate
Special Day Class $58,913 $919 $59,832
Resource Specialist $62,113 $969 $63,082
Designated Instruction $58,182 $908 $59,090
Aide $23,923 $373 $24,296

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Special Education Out-of-Home Care Program, EC Section 56836.165(c)

Group Home Severity Level 2016–17 Rate
per Bed
2017–18 COLA
(1.56%)
2017–18 Rate
per Bed
Group Home Level 1 $599 $9 $608
Group Home Level 2 $729 $11 $740
Group Home Level 3 $1,713 $27 $1,740
Group Home Level 4 $1,969 $31 $2,000
Group Home Level 5 $2,227 $35 $2,262
Group Home Level 6 $2,484 $39 $2,523
Group Home Level 7 $2,742 $43 $2,785
Group Home Level 8 $2,997 $47 $3,044
Group Home Level 9 $6,510 $102 $6,612
Group Home Level 10 $7,024 $110 $7,134
Group Home Level 11 $11,304 $176 $11,480
Group Home Level 12 $16,100 $251 $16,351
Group Home Level 13 $17,128 $267 $17,395
Group Home Level 14 $23,979 $374 $24,353

 

Facility Types 2016–17 Rate per Facility Type 2017–18 COLA
(1.56%)
2017–18 Rate per
Facility Type
Foster Family Home and Small Family Home $599 $9 $608
Foster Family Agency $729 $11 $740
Community Care Facility $2,997 $47 $3,044
Intermediate Care Facility $11,304 $176 $11,480
Skilled Nursing Facility $23,979 $374 $24,353

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Special Education Extraordinary Cost Pool for Nonpublic Nonsectarian Schools/Licensed Children's Institutions & Necessary Small SELPA's Mental Health Services, EC Section 56836.21

2016–17 Threshold Amount 2017–18 COLA
(1.56%)
2017–18 Threshold Amount
$75,782.72
$1,182.21
$76,964.93

Course Based Independent Study ADA Adjustment

The following should be used by all school districts, charter schools, and COEs for reporting any Course Based Independent Study (CBIS) ADA that exceeds 10 percent of the total ADA of the LEA, pursuant to EC Section 51749.5(b)(5). For detailed instructions specific to each type of LEA, refer to the Principal Apportionment Data Collection (PADC) Software Data Reporting Instruction Manual (PDF) for the applicable fiscal year. This calculation must be done prior to reporting ADA in the PADC Software.

Grade Level Statewide Absence Rate for Course Based Independent Study Percentage of CBIS ADA, in excess of 10% of Total ADA, to be Reported
Elementary (K–8) 4.54% 95.46%
High (9–12) 6.09% 93.91%

The statewide absence rates were calculated using 2016-17 elementary school district (K–8) and high school district (9–12) ADA reported as of the Second Principal Apportionment, divided by Fall Census Day enrollment (October 2016).

The following example illustrates the calculation for a hypothetical unified/high school district.

CBIS Calculation Example
Calculation CBIS ADA All Other ADA Total 9–12 ADA
9–12 Regular ADA (before adjustment) 120.00 880.00 1000.00
10% Threshold 1000 × 10% = 100.00 N/A N/A
ADA Exceeding Threshold Adjusted per EC 51749.5(b)(5)(rounded to the nearest 10th) (120.00 − 100.00) x 93.91% = 18.78 N/A N/A
Adjusted Regular ADA to Be Reported as Eligible for Funding 100.00 + 18.78 = 118.78 880.00 998.77
ADA to Be Reported as Not Eligible for Funding (rounded to the nearest 10th)

(120.00 − 100.00) x 6.09% = 1.22

N/A N/A

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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