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Expanded Learning Opportunities Program

General information regarding the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program derived from Assembly Bill (AB) 130.

Law
Funding Results
Program Plan
Audit Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular schoolday and school year.

Law

California Education Code (EC) Section 46120 amended by AB 181 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2022) and AB 185 (Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022).

California Education Code for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program External link opens in new window or tab.

Funding Results

The California Department of Education (CDE) has published Principal Apportionments for the ELO-P for Fiscal Year 2022–23. 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) and as described in California Education Code Section 46120. The Principal Apportionments are available on the Principal Apportionment Section for ELO-P webpage.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact the Principal Apportionment Section by email at PASE@cde.ca.gov.

If you have any questions regarding the instructional time and attendance accounting requirements, please email ATTENDANCEACCOUNTING@cde.ca.gov.

Program Plan

Local educational agencies must operate the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program pursuant to the requirements in California Education Code Section 46120, including the development of a program plan. The program plan needs to be approved by the Local Educational Agency's (LEA) Governing Board in a public meeting and posted on the LEA's website.

Program Plan Guide (PDF)

Questions about the program plan should be directed to the Expanded Learning Division at expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov.

Audit Guide

The 2023-24 ELO-Program audit procedures will be used to review the 2023-24 records and data. This audit template is forthcoming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Frequently Asked Questions (Updated: 26-Oct-2022)

Resources

The System of Support for Expanded Learning programs in California consist of California Department of Education staff, designated County Leads/Staff and contracted Technical Assistance Providers.

Here is an ELO Program PowerPoint presentation (PPTX). This presentation includes updated guidance through AB 185.

Questions:   Expanded Learning Division | expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0923
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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