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Funding Rates and Information, Fiscal Year 2021–22

Principal Apportionment funding rates and other fiscal information for fiscal year 2021–22.

This page provides funding rates and other information applicable to the 2021–22 Principal Apportionment based on the 2021–22 Budget Act and Assembly Bill (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021.

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 | Course Based Independent Study ADA Adjustment

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

In the 2020–21 fiscal year (FY), the 2020–21 Budget Act and Senate Bill 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020, set the funded COLA to zero for programs in the Principal Apportionment. For the 2021–22 FY, AB 130 authorizes 2021–22 funding rates to be calculated by first assuming the 2020–21 funded COLA was 2.31% instead of zero. Additionally, AB 130 provides an additional 1.00% increase to the 2021–22 statutory COLA for programs based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This results in a compounded COLA of approximately 5.07% for programs based on LCFF funding, and an approximate 4.05% increase for non-LCFF programs.

Note: The 2020–21 rates below are displayed for the purpose of showing how the 2021–22 rates are calculated. Funding calculations for the 2020–21 fiscal year will continue to receive no COLA.

2020–21 Statutory COLA 2.31%
2021–22 Statutory COLA 1.70%
2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF 2.70%

Visit the LCFF COLA web page for more information.

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Education Protection Account (EPA) Entitlement

Refer to the California Department of Education (CDE)'s Education Protection Account web page for EPA apportionment information and frequently asked questions.

2021–22 Department of Finance (DOF) Preliminary EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarter EPA Payments) $10,325,073,340
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Advance (Used for 1st and 2nd Quarter EPA Payments) 46.65955022%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-1 (Used for 3rd Quarter EPA Payment) 49.17914663%
2021–22 DOF Final EPA Revenue Amount (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payments and Annual Recomputation) $15,816,436,575
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at P-2 (Used for 4th Quarter EPA Payment)1 73.31789035%
CDE EPA Entitlement Percentage at Annual (Final)2 TBD in February 2023
1In order to fully apportion the total amount of 2021–22 EPA revenues to LEAs, revenue limit rates for school districts and charters were adjusted by the statutory COLA rates from 2013–14 through 2021–22 for the Q4 2021–22 EPA calculations. This adjustment will not be applied to the revenue limit rates used for any purpose other than the EPA entitlement calculation. For EPA, the 2012–13 revenue limit rates for school districts and charter schools will continue to be adjusted by the statutory COLA in 2022–23 and future years.
2Once established at the Annual Apportionment, the 2021–22 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 Average Daily Attendance (ADA) 2020−21 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020–21 Base Grant per ADA 2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF (2.70%) 2021–22 Base Grant per ADA before Grade Span Adjustments Grade Span Adjustments
(K-3: 10.4%
9-12: 2.6%)
2021−22 Base Grant / Adjusted Base Grant per ADA
K-3 $7,702 $178 $7,880 $213 $8,093 $842 $8,935
4-6 $7,818 $181 $7,999 $216 $8,215 N/A $8,215
7-8 $8,050 $186 $8,236 $222 $8,458 N/A $8,458
9-12 $9,329 $215 $9,544 $258 $9,802 $255 $10,057
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)
65% 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 65 percent4.

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.
4Section 26 of AB 130 increases the Concentration Grant factor to 65%.

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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 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020−21
Rate
2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF (2.70%) 2021–22 Rate
Operations Grant,
Base Amount
Per County $719,783 $16,627 $736,410 $19,883 $756,293
Operations Grant,
District Allowance
Per School District $119,963 $2,771 $122,734 $3,314 $126,048
Operations Grant,
Band 1 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(1 to 30,000)
$76.82 $1.77 $78.59 $2.12 $80.71
Operations Grant,
Band 2 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(30,001 to 60,000)
$65.84 $1.52 $67.36 $1.82 $69.18
Operations Grant,
Band 3 Grant
Per Countywide ADA
(60,001 to 140,000)
$54.86 $1.27 $56.13 $1.52 $57.65
Operations Grant, Band 4 Grant Per Countywide ADA
(over 140,000)
$43.90 $1.01 $44.91 $1.21 $46.12
Alternative Education
Base Grant
Per ADA $12,310.03 $284.36 $12,594.39 $340.05 $12,934.44
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 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020−21
Rate
2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF (2.70%) 2021–22 Rate
LCAP Support Per School District $19,830 $458 $20,288 $548 $20,836
LCAP Support Minimum Allowance $84,847 $1,960 $86,807 $2,344 $89,151
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.

2021–22 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 Statutory COLA (2.31%) and 2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF (2.70%)
1 1 to 24 $172,200
2 25 to 48 $344,400
3 49 to 72 $516,600
4 73 to 96 $688,800
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42284
Number of Certificated
Employee(s)
Average Daily
Attendance
Funding Amount Includes
2020–21 Statutory COLA (2.31%) and 2021–22 Funded COLA for LCFF (2.70%)
1 1 to 19 $139,795
2 1 to 19 $279,590
3 1 to 19 $621,060
4 20 to 38 $760,855
5 39 to 57 $900,650
6 58 to 71 $1,040,445
7 72 to 86 $1,180,240
8 87 to 100 $1,320,035
9 101 to 114 $1,459,830
10 115 to 129 $1,599,625
11 130 to 143 $1,739,420
12 144 to 171 $1,879,215
13 172 to 210 $2,019,010
14 211 to 248 $2,158,805
15 249 to 286 $2,298,600

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

NSS Funding Bands for the EPA Proportionate Share Calculation

The amounts below reflect the deficited 2012–13 NSS funding levels, adjusted by COLA for the 2013–14 to 2021–22 fiscal years. For districts receiving an NSS allowance, a deficited 2012–13 allowance, adjusted for COLA, 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 Full-Time Teachers Original 2021-22 NSES Allowance for EPA Revised 2021-22 NSES Allowance for EPA
1 $124,025 $131,300
2 $248,050 $262,600
3 $372,075 $393,900
4 $496,100 $525,200
Necessary Small High Schools, EC Section 42238.03
Minimum Number of Certificated
Employee(s)
Original 2021-22 NSHS Allowance for EPA Revised 2021-22 NSHS Allowance for EPA
1 $100,650 $106,575
2 $201,300 $213,150
3 $447,000 $473,400
4 $547,650 $579,975
5 $648,300 $686,550
6 $748,950 $793,125
7 $849,600 $899,700
8 $950,250 $1,006,275
9 $1,050,900 $1,112,850
10 $1,151,550 $1,219,425
11 $1,252,200 $1,326,000
12 $1,352,850 $1,432,575
13 $1,453,500 $1,539,150
14 $1,554,150 $1,645,725
15 $1,654,800 $1,752,300

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 Local Plan Area (SELPA) Base Rate, EC Section 56836.146

SELPA Base Rate Rate
2021–22 SELPA Base Rate

$715.00

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Special Education Program Specialists and Regionalized Services (PS/RS) Rate, EC Section 56836.24

2019–20 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate 2020–21 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020–21 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate 2021–22 Statutory COLA
(1.70%)
2021–22 Statewide Average PS/RS Rate
$16.4936216146

$0.3810026593

$16.8746242739 $0.2868686127 $17.1614928866

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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 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020–21 Statewide
Average Rate
2021–22 Statutory COLA
(1.70%)
2021–22 Statewide
Average Rate
Special Day Class $63,456 $1,466 $64,922 $1,104 $66,026
Resource Specialist Program $66,904 $1,545 $68,449 $1,164 $69,613
Designated Instruction and Services $62,670 $1,448 $64,118 $1,090 $65,208
Aide $25,768 $595 $26,363 $448 $26,811

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Special Education Out-of-Home Care Program, EC Section 56836.168

Data Element 2021–22 Rate
Foster Youth $1,509
Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program $14,603
Community Care $3,358
Intermediate Care $12,668
Skilled Nursing $26,874

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 Statutory COLA
(2.31%)
2020–21 Threshold Amount 2021–22 Statutory COLA
(1.70%)
2021–22 Threshold Amount
$81,627.73
1,885.60
$83,513.33
$1,419.73 $84,933.06

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). Detailed instructions specific to each type of LEA will be included in the Principal Apportionment Data Collection (PADC) User Manual that will be posted with the release of the full PADC Web Application in December 2021.

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) 2.60% 97.40%
High (9–12) 5.24% 94.76%


The statewide absence rates were calculated using elementary school district (K–8) and high school district (9–12) funded ADA as of the 2020–21 P-2, divided by California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System enrollment data as of 2020–21 P-2.

Since ADA was not reported in 2020–21, the 2021–22 statewide absence rates will use funded ADA as of the 2020–21 P-2, determined pursuant to EC sections 43502 and 43505.

Due to the COVID-19, in 2020–21, the statewide enrollment decreased greater than the ADA rate. As a result, the 2021–22 statewide absence rate decreased from previous years.

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 x 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 94.76% = 18.95 N/A N/A
Adjusted Regular ADA to Be Reported as Eligible for Funding 100.00 + 18.95 = 118.95 880.00 998.95
ADA to Be Reported as Not Eligible for Funding (rounded to the nearest 10th) (120.00 − 100.00) x 5.24% = 1.05 N/A N/A

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