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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
October 15, 2021

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:

First Apportionment for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Fiscal Year 2021–22

This apportionment, in the amount of $964,711,584, is made from funds provided for the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Program in Item 6100-110-0001 of the Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 129, Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021), and California Education Code (EC) Section 46120(f) added by Assembly Bill (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021, as amended by AB 167, Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021. The purpose of these funds is for school district and charter school afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for grades kindergarten through sixth grade (TK/K–6) as described in EC Section 46120.

Funding Summary

The total appropriation for the 2021–22 ELO Program is $1,754,021,000. This first apportionment equals 55 percent of each eligible local educational agency’s (LEA) 2021–22 ELO Program entitlement. Pursuant to EC Section 46120(e)(2), LEAs eligible to receive funds are school districts and charter schools, excluding charter schools established pursuant to EC Section 47605.5. The remaining 45 percent of funds will be allocated according to the statutory Principal Apportionment payment schedule beginning with 2021–22 First Principal Apportionment through the new ELO Program funding exhibit. For more information on the Principal Apportionment payment schedule, refer to the Principal Apportionment Payment Schedule web page at

Entitlement Calculation

The ELO Program entitlement calculation is based on each LEA’s classroom-based TK/K–6 average daily attendance (ADA) and unduplicated pupil percentage (UPP) as of the 2020–21 Second Principal Apportionment (P-2). Nonclassroom-based ADA, including traditional and course-based independent study ADA, are excluded. The following is a summary of the entitlement calculation prescribed in EC Section 46120(d):

  • Eligible LEAs with 2020–21 P-2 UPP equal to or greater than 80.00 percent receive $1,170 per 2020–21 P-2 classroom-based TK/K–6 ADA multiplied by the 2020–21 P-2 UPP [EC Section 46120(d)(1)(A)].
  • Eligible LEAs with 2020–21 P-2 UPP equal to or less than 79.99 percent receive $672.1953669286 per 2020–21 P-2 classroom-based TK/K–6 ADA multiplied by the 2020–21 P-2 UPP. This rate was calculated based on the remaining funds available in the appropriation [EC Section 46120(d)(1)(B)].
Payment Information

Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately three to four weeks from the date of this letter. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 2600, Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform their school districts and charter schools of this apportionment immediately.

If you have funding questions related to the ELO Program, Principal Apportionment staff may be reached by email at Frequently Asked Questions for the ELO Program are available at If you have further questions related to the ELO Program requirements, Expanded Learning Division staff may be reached by email at


Wendi McCaskill, Associate Director
School Fiscal Services Division


Last Reviewed: Friday, February 17, 2023
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