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Funding Rates and Information, Fiscal Year 2018–19

Principal Apportionment funding rates and other fiscal information for fiscal year 2018–19.

This page provides funding rates and other information applicable to the 2018–19 Principal Apportionment based on the 2018–19 Budget Act and related trailer bills (Assembly Bill 1808, Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018, and Assembly Bill 1825, Chapter 39, Statutes of 2018).

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 | COE Additional LCFF State Aid | School District Necessary Small Schools | Special Education Programs

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

The statutory COLA is final as of the May Revision, the May before the budget is enacted. In addition, the 2018–19 Budget Act authorized a higher COLA, known as "Super COLA", to be used when calculating school district and charter school Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) entitlements (see COLA table below).

Statutory 2018–19 COLA 2.71%
2018–19 Budget Act "Super COLA" 3.70%

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LCFF Gap Appropriation

Section 145 of Assembly Bill 1808 provides gap funding equal to the total statewide LCFF Need for school districts and charter schools resulting in a 100 percent gap rate. Estimated and actual Gap percentages since 2013–14, the inception of the LCFF, as well as Gap and COLA projections provided by the Department of Finance (DOF), are available on the California Department of Education (CDE) LCFF Gap and COLA web page.

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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.

2018–19 DOF Preliminary EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarter EPA Payments)
$7,347,208,100
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Advance (Used for 1st and 2nd Quarter EPA Payments) 28.13512027%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-1 (Used for 3rd Quarter EPA Payment) TBD
2018–19 DOF Final EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payments and Annual Recomputation) TBD
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-2 (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payment) TBD
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Annual (Final)1 TBD in February 2020

1Once established at the Annual Apportionment, the 2018–19 EPA entitlements 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, local educational agencies (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 average daily attendance (ADA) and demographics of the 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 2017−18
Base Grant
per ADA
2018−19 "Super COLA"
(3.70%)
Grade Span Adjustments
(K-3: 10.4%
9-12: 2.6%)
2018−19 Base Grant/
Adjusted Base Grant
per ADA
K-3 $7,193 $266 $776 $8,235
4-6 $7,301 $270 N/A $7,571
7-8 $7,518 $278 N/A $7,796
9-12 $8,712 $322 $235 $9,269
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 UPP2 that exceeds 55 percent, times 50 percent.

2For 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 2017−18 Rate 2018−19 Statutory COLA (2.71%) 2018−19
Rate
Operations Grant Per County $678,667 $18,392 $697,059
Operations Grant Per School District $113,111 $3,065 $116,176
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(1 to 30,000)
$72.43 $1.96 $74.39
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(30,001 to 60,000)
$62.08 $1.68 $63.76
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(60,001 to 140,000)
$51.73 $1.40 $53.13
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(over 140,000)
$41.39 $1.12 $42.51
Alternative Education Base Grant Per ADA $11,606.84 $314.55 $11,921.39
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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COE Additional LCFF State Aid

COE Funding for Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Support, EC Section 2575.1

Additional LCFF State Aid for COEs funded at the LCFF Target formula as of the 2016–17 Second Principal (P-2) Apportionment.

Grant Multiplier 2017−18 Rate 2018−19 Statutory COLA (2.71%) 2018−19
Rate
LCAP Support Per School District $18,697 $507 $19,204
LCAP Support Minimum Allowance $80,000 $2,168 $82,168
COE Funding for Differentiated Assistance, EC Section 2575.2

Additional LCFF State Aid for COEs providing assistance to school districts identified for differentiated support.

Entitlement Multiplier School District Prior Year Annual ADA EC 2575.2 Allowance
Base Per County N/A $200,000
Small District Per District 1 to 2,499 $100,000
Medium District Per District 2,500 to 9,999 $200,000
Large District Per District 10,000 or more $300,000

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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.

2018–19 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 2018–19 "Super COLA" (3.70%)
1 1 to 24 $158,725
2 25 to 48 $317,450
3 49 to 72 $476,175
4 73 to 96 $634,900
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42284
Number of Certificated Employee(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Includes 2018–19 "Super COLA" (3.70%)
1 1 to 19 $128,845
2 1 to 19 $257,690
3 1 to 19 $572,760
4 20 to 38 $701,605
5 39 to 57 $830,450
6 58 to 71 $959,295
7 72 to 86 $1,088,140
8 87 to 100 $1,216,985
9 101 to 114 $1,345,830
10 115 to 129 $1,474,675
11 130 to 143 $1,603,520
12 144 to 171 $1,732,365
13 172 to 210 $1,861,210
14 211 to 248 $1,990,055
15 249 to 286 $2,118,900

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(g)

2017–18 Statewide Target Rate* 2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Statewide Target Rate
TBD
TBD
TBD

*The 2017–18 Statewide Target Rate will be recalculated to reflect changes made to program specialist and regionalized services (PS/RS) pursuant to EC Section 56836.11(g) and published in the coming months.

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Special Education Program Specialist and Regionalized Services Rate, EC Section 56836.24

2017–18 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate* 2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate
TBD TBD TBD

*Section 100 of Assembly Bill 1808 creates a new statewide average PS/RS funding rate and will be published in the coming months.

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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 2017–18 rate.

Instructional Settings 2017–18 Statewide Average Rate 2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Statewide Average Rate
Special Day Class $59,832 $1,621 $61,453
Resource Specialist $63,082 $1,710 $64,792
Designated Instruction $59,090 $1,601 $60,691
Aide $24,296 $658 $24,954

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

Group Home Severity Level 2017–18 Rate
per Bed
2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Rate
per Bed
Group Home Level 1 $608 $16 $624
Group Home Level 2 $740 $20 $760
Group Home Level 3 $1,740 $47 $1787
Group Home Level 4 $2,000 $54 $2,054
Group Home Level 5 $2,262 $61 $2,323
Group Home Level 6 $2,523 $68 $2,591
Group Home Level 7 $2,785 $75 $2,860
Group Home Level 8 $3,044 $82 $3,126
Group Home Level 9 $6,612 $179 $6,791
Group Home Level 10 $7,134 $193 $7,327
Group Home Level 11 $11,480 $311 $11,791
Group Home Level 12 $16,351 $443 $16,794
Group Home Level 13 $17,395 $471 $17,866
Group Home Level 14 $24,353 $660 $25,013

Facility Types 2017–18 Rate per Facility Type 2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Rate per
Facility Type
Foster Family Home and Small Family Home $608 $16 $624
Foster Family Agency $740 $20 $760
Community Care Facility $3,044 $82 $3,126
Intermediate Care Facility $11,480 $311 $11,791
Skilled Nursing Facility $24,353 $660 $25,013

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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

2017–18 Threshold Amount 2018–19 Statutory COLA
(2.71%)
2018–19 Threshold Amount
$76,964.93
$2,085.75
$79,050.68

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