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Information regarding charter school funding, grant opportunities, and nonclassroom-based funding determination instructions.

Charter School Funding

Apportionment & Categorical Funding Models

Charter School Funding
Provides information about state general purpose and state and federal categorical funding to charter school authorizers and administrators.

Principal Apportionment
Assembly Bill 97 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2013), as amended by Senate Bill (SB) 91 (Chapter 49, Statutes of 2013) and SB 97 (Chapter 357, Statutes of 2013), established the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which represents a significant change in how California's kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) local educational agencies (LEAs), including county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools, are funded.

Direct Funding Option
Guidance on a charter school's election of the Direct Funding Option.

Funding Determination for Nonclassroom-based Instruction

Nonclassroom-Based Instruction Funding Determinations
Annual State Board of Education nonclassroom-based funding determinations, current year application instructions and forms, as well as pertinent Education Code, regulations, and non-regulatory guidance.

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities 
List of historic, current, and future charter school discretionary funding opportunities.

Public Charter Schools Grant Program

Public Charter Schools Grant Program
Information on the current cycle of the public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP).

Questions: Charter Schools Division | Charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 12, 2019
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