January 2021

Proposition 98 Overview

Governor's Budget Contains $19.1 Billion in Proposition 98 Spending Proposals

(In Millions)

K-12 Education  
LCFF growth and COLA (3.84 percent) $1,991
Preschool-aged children with disabilities 300
COLA for select categorical programs (1.5 percent)a 88
Mental health services incentive grants 25
Subtotal ($2,404)
One Time  
Deferral paydown $7,318
Expanded learning and academic interventionb 4,557
In-person instruction grantsb 2,000
Community Schools Grant Program 265
Transitional Kindergarten Expansion Incentive Grants 250
Educator Effectiveness Block Grant 250
Teacher Residency Grant Program 100
Training for TK teachers 50
Educator professional development for social-emotional learning 50
Classified Teacher Credential Program 25
School climate surveys 10
Early Math Initiative 7
Ethnic studies professional development 5
Medi-Cal billing professional learning networks 5
Other 9
Subtotal ($14,903)
Total K-12 Education ($17,306)
California Community Colleges  
COLA for apportionments (1.5 percent) $111
Student mental health and instructional technology 30
Enrollment growth (0.5 percent) 23
California Apprenticeship Initiative 15
COLA for select categorical programsc 14
Online education and support block grant 11
CENIC broadband 8
Adult Education Program technical assistance 1
Subtotal ($213)
One Time  
Deferral paydown $1,127
Emergency student financial aid grantsd 250
Student basic needs 100
Student retention and enrollment strategiesb 20
Faculty professional development 20
Work-based learning initiative 20
Zero textbook cost initiative 15
Instructional materials for dual enrollment students 3
AB 1460 implementation/anti-racism initiatives 1
Subtotal ($1,555)
Total California Community Colleges ($1,768)
Total Spending Proposals ($19,074)
a Applies to special education, state preschool, child nutrition, the foster youth program, American Indian early childhood education, and mandates block grant.
b Governor proposes to implement through early action.
c Applies to the Adult Education Program, apprenticeship programs, CalWORKs student services, campus child care support, Disabled Students Programs and Services, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, and mandates block grant.
d Of the total amount, Governor proposes to implement $100 million through early action.
COLA = cost-of-living adjustment.  
LCFF = Local Control Funding Formula.  
CENIC = Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.