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Funding Rates and Information, Fiscal Year 2020–21

Principal Apportionment funding rates and other fiscal information for fiscal year 2020–21.

This page provides funding rates and other information applicable to the 2020–21 Principal Apportionment based on the 2020–21 Budget Act, Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020, and SB 820, Chapter 110, Statues of 2020. The rates are provided for informational purposes and reflect current legislation as of October 9, 2020.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment | Education Protection Account | School District and Charter School LCFF Entitlement | County Office of Education LCFF Target Entitlement | COE Additional LCFF State Aid | School District Necessary Small Schools | Special Education Programs | Statewide Absence Rates

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

2020–21 COLA 0.00%

Visit the LCFF COLA web page for more information.

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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.

2020–21 DOF Preliminary EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarter EPA Payments) $8,813,594,350
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Advance (Used for 1st and 2nd Quarter EPA Payments) 36.4728093%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-1 (Used for 3rd Quarter EPA Payment) TBD in February 2021
2020–21 DOF Final EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payments and Annual Recomputation) TBD in June 2021
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-2 (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payment) TBD in June 2021
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Annual (Final)1 TBD in February 2022

1Once established at the Annual Apportionment, the 2020–21 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 Entitlement

The amounts below reflect funding levels used in the LCFF Entitlement calculations.

Base Grant Funding, Education Code (EC) Section 42238.02(d)
Grade Span 2019−20 Base Grant per ADA 2020−21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Base Grant per ADA before Grade Span Adjustments Grade Span Adjustments
(K-3: 10.4%
9-12: 2.6%)
2020−21 Base Grant/ Adjusted Base Grant per ADA
K-3 $7,702 $0 $7,702 $801 $8,503
4-6 $7,818 $0 $7,818 N/A $7,818
7-8 $8,050 $0 $8,050 N/A $8,050
9-12 $9,329 $0 $9,329 $243 $9,572
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 2019−20
Rate
2020−21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020−21
Rate
Operations Grant,
Base Amount
Per County $719,783 $0 $719,783
Operations Grant,
District Allowance
Per School District $119,963 $0 $119,963
Operations Grant,
Band 1 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(1 to 30,000)
$76.82 $0 $76.82
Operations Grant,
Band 2 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(30,001 to 60,000)
$65.84 $0 $65.84
Operations Grant,
Band 3 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(60,001 to 140,000)
$54.86 $0 $54.86
Operations Grant Per Countywide ADA
(over 140,000)
$43.90 $0 $43.90
Alternative Education
Base Grant
Per ADA $12,310.03 $0 $12,310.03
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 2019−20 Rate 2020−21 COLA (0.00%) 2020−21 Rate
LCAP Support Per School District $19,830 $0 $19,830
LCAP Support Minimum Allowance $84,847 $0 $84,847
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.

2020–21 NSS Funding Bands for the School District NSS Allowance for the LCFF Entitlement

The amounts below reflect funding levels used in the LCFF Entitlement calculation.

Necessary Small Elementary Schools, EC Section 42282
Number of Teacher(s) Average Daily Attendance Funding Amount Includes
2020–21 COLA (0.00%)
1 1 to 24 $163,900
2 25 to 48 $327,800
3 49 to 72 $491,700
4 73 to 96 $655,600
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42284
Number of Certificated
Employee(s)
Average Daily
Attendance
Funding Amount Includes
2020–21 COLA (0.00%)
1 1 to 19 $133,045
2 1 to 19 $266,090
3 1 to 19 $591,360
4 20 to 38 $724,405
5 39 to 57 $857,450
6 58 to 71 $990,495
7 72 to 86 $1,123,540
8 87 to 100 $1,256,585
9 101 to 114 $1,389,630
10 115 to 129 $1,522,675
11 130 to 143 $1,655,720
12 144 to 171 $1,788,765
13 172 to 210 $1,921,810
14 211 to 248 $2,054,855
15 249 to 286 $2,187,900

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 EPA Proportionate Share Calculation

The amounts below reflect the deficited 2012–13 NSS funding levels. For districts receiving an NSS allowance, a deficited 2012–13 allowance is calculated using current year data. This amount is then used as a component of the EPA Proportionate Share calculation.

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 SELPA Base Rate, EC Section 56836.146

2020–21 SELPA Base Rate $625.00

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

2019–20 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate 2020–21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate
$16.4936216146 $0 $16.4936216146

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

Instructional Settings 2019–20 Statewide
Average Rate
2020–21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Statewide
Average Rate
Special Day Class $63,456 $0 $63,456
Resource Specialist $66,904 $0 $66,904
Designated Instruction $62,670 $0 $62,670
Aide $25,768 $0 $25,768

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

Group Home Severity Level 2019–20 Rate
per Bed
2020–21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Rate
per Bed
Group Home Level 1 $644 $0 $644
Group Home Level 2 $785 $0 $785
Group Home Level 3 $1,845 $0 $1,845
Group Home Level 4 $2,121 $0 $2,121
Group Home Level 5 $2,399 $0 $2,399
Group Home Level 6 $2,675 $0 $2,675
Group Home Level 7 $2,953 $0 $2,953
Group Home Level 8 $3,228 $0 $3,228
Group Home Level 9 $7,012 $0 $7,012
Group Home Level 10 $7,566 $0 $7,566
Group Home Level 11 $12,175 $0 $12,175
Group Home Level 12 $17,341 $0 $17,341
Group Home Level 13 $18,448 $0 $18,448
Group Home Level 14 $25,828 $0 $25,828

Facility Types 2019–20 Rate per
Facility Type
2020–21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Rate per
Facility Type
Foster Family Home and Small Family Home $644 $0 $644
Foster Family Agency $785 $0 $785
Community Care Facility $3,228 $0 $3,228
Intermediate Care Facility $12,175 $0 $12,175
Skilled Nursing Facility $25,828 $0 $25,828

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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

2019–20 Threshold Amount 2020–21 COLA
(0.00%)
2020–21 Threshold Amount
$81,627.73
$0
$81,627.73

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Statewide Absence Rates

The following 2019–20 statewide absence rates will be used in the calculations of 2020–21 ADA for newly operational charter schools and LEAs eligible for a growth apportionment pursuant to EC Section 43505.

ADA for newly operational charter schools will be determined using the charter school’s 2020–21 enrollment as of October 7, 2020 as reported in the California Longitudinal Pupil Data System adjusted by the statewide rate of absence for 2019–20 for Elementary (Grade Spans TK/K–3, 4–6, and 7–8) or High (Grade Span 9–12).

For continuing LEAs that apply and are deemed to have met the statutory criteria for funding based on growth, 2020–21 ADA will be determined by using the lesser of:

(A) the LEA’s certified CALPADS enrollment as of Information Day, October 7, 2020 reduced by the statewide average rate of absence for 2019–20, or

(B) the LEA’s projected 2020–21 enrollment reduced by the statewide average rate of absence. If ADA is used to establish eligibility for growth funding, CDE will use the 2020–21 ADA projected by the local educational agency in its substantiating documentation.

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for SB 820 Funding for Growing LEAs for additional information.

Grade Level 2019–20 Statewide Absence Rate Percentage to be applied to eligible LEAs in 2020–21
Elementary (K–8) 4.49% 95.51%
High (9–12) 6.01% 93.99%

The statewide absence rates were calculated using 2018–19 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 2018).

ADA will not be reported for apportionment in 2020–21, therefore the statewide absence rate will not be needed for purposes of the Course Based Independent Study ADA adjustment.

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