July 2018

Proposition 98 Overview

2017-18 Changes in Proposition 98 Spending

(In Millions)

2017-18 Budget Act Spending Level $74,523
Technical Adjustments -$61
K-12 Educationa  
Supplemental grants for certain low-performing studentsb $300
Discretionary grantsc 295
Early education expansion grants 167
Teacher residency programd 75
Professional development for classified employees 45
Grants for addressing special education teacher shortage 50
Charter School Facility Grant program backfill 21
Fire-related property tax backfill 3
Subtotal ($956)
California Community Collegesa  
Apprenticeship backfill $36
Discretionary grants for some colleges 35
Part-time faculty office hours 30
Online course offeringse 15
Financial aid management system upgrades 14
Legal services for undocumented students 10
Student mental health services 10
California STEM Pathways Program 10
Hunger-free campus grants 10
Veterans resource centersf 6
Open educational resources 6
Re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated students 5
CTE for refugee students 5
Professional development for classified employees 5
Fire-related property tax backfill 2
Subtotal ($199)
Total Changes $1,094
Revised 2017-18 Spending Level $75,618
Note: Updated September 17, 2018 to reflect budget actions adopted as part of Chapter 426 of 2018 (AB 1840, Committee on Budget).
aAll one-time initiatives.  
bBased on count of students who did not meet statewide standards on assessments of reading and math and are not foster youth, homeless students, low-income students, English learners, or students with disabilities. 
cTotal funding for this purpose is $1.1 billion. Allocated based on student attendance.
dProvides $50 million for special education slots and $25 million for slots in other acute shortage areas. 
eTotal funding for this purpose is $35 million.  
eTotal funding for this purpose is $8 million.  
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; CTE = Career Technical Education.