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2021-2022 California State Budget for Early Learning and Health: July 2021 Final Budget
Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK)
- $2.7B Implements Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) with the following features:
- Cost of $600M in 2022-23, growing to $2.7B by full implementation.
- Full implementation by 2025-26.
- 12:1 ratio, decreasing to 10:1 in 2023-24 contingent on funding.
- Allows California State Preschool Program (CSPP) to offer wraparound services.
- Allows parents to choose to enroll their child in other subsidized programs rather than TK.
- $490M One-time General Fund. Expands use of the Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program to include TK and CSPP.
- $300M One-time Proposition 98. Implements California Pre-Kindergarten Planning and Implementation Grant to expand access to TK and Local Education Agency (LEA)-based CSPP programs.
- $130M One-time Proposition 98. Increases access to LEA-based CSPP in order to provide wraparound care to TK students.
- $10M One-time General Fund. Funds the Department of Education to update the Preschool Learning Foundations.
- $739M One-time Federal and General Funds. Funds 145,000 new slots in the Alternative Payment and General Child Care programs, growing to 200,000 by 2025-26.
- $40M One-time Federal Funds. Establishes the Joint Child Care Providers United-State of California Training Partnership Fund, to expand and strengthen training opportunities.
- $37M One-time General Fund. Continues funding for the Early Math Initiative.
- $5M One-time General Fund. Increases funding for local libraries to implement Early Learning and after-school programs.
- $3M One-time Federal Funds. Provides a one-time $500 incentive payment to individuals who obtain a new family child care license.
- $1.2B One-time Federal Funds. Increases provider reimbursement rate over three years.
- Raises rates to 75th percentile of 2018 Market Rate Survey.
- Moves Standard Reimbursement Rate (SRR) recipients to Regional Market Rate (RMR) on January 1, 2022.
- Raises reimbursement rates for Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers to 70 percent of the family child care home rate.
- $289M One-time Federal Funds. Provides reimbursement rate supplements to family child care providers.
- $189M One-time Federal Funds. Shifts to single reimbursement rate system:
- Provides reimbursement rate supplements for 24 months to center-based child care providers in order “to address inequities between the standard reimbursement rate and the regional market rate ceiling.”
- As of January 1, 2022, SRR recipients will transfer to the RMR, unless RMR is less than current SRR rate.
- $29M One-time General Fund. Provides a cost of living increase of 4.05% to all subsidized child care providers.
- $1.5B One-time Federal Funds. Continues COVID-19 support measures.
- One-time stipend of $3,500 to $6,500 for all child care programs.
- One-time stipends of $525 per child enrolled in a subsidized child care program, based on November 2020 enrollment.
- One-time stipends of $600 per child enrolled in a subsidized child care program, based on March 2021 enrollment.
- Waives family fees from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
- 16 non-operational days for providers accepting vouchers that have to close due to COVID-related reasons.
- Continues hold harmless funding for child care providers that contract directly with the state.
- Extends child care for children of essential workers through June 30, 2022 and provides for additional emergency vouchers for children of essential workers or children with special needs.
- $25M for the expansion of the California Child Care Initiative Project to increase the number of licensed child care homes.
- $10.6M for early childhood mental health consultation.
- $250M One time Federal and General Funds. Funds infrastructure for child care facilities, focusing on child care deserts.
- $20M One-time Federal Funds. Supports for Resource and Referral Agencies and funds MyChildCarePlan.org.
- $2.8B One-time General Fund. Expands the implementation and use of the community school model.
- $1.8B One-time Proposition 98. Implements expanded-day, full-year instruction and enrichment for all elementary school students.
- $1.1B Ongoing Proposition 98. Increases the number of certificated and classified staff in schools, including school counselors, nurses, and paraprofessionals.
- $54M One-time Proposition 98. Augments federal funds to allow all children to receive two meals a day in school, regardless of family income. Increase to ongoing $650M Proposition 98 after federal food program waivers expire.
- $118M One-time Federal Funds. Expands access to summer learning programs.
- $10M One-time General Fund. Establishes the Dual Language Immersion Grant Program to expand or establish dual language immersion programs.
- $10M One-time General Fund. Establishes Anti Bias Education Grant Program to prevent, address, and eliminate racism and bias in all California public schools.
- $5M One-time General Fund. Pilots the School Health Demonstration Project, to expand comprehensive health and mental health services to students.
- $2M One-time Federal Funds. Supports After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) in rural districts.
- $1.5B One-time Proposition 98. Funds Educator Effectiveness Block Grant for five years to provide training for school staff in specified high-need topics.
- $500M One-time General Fund. Funds the Golden State Teacher Grant Program to support students enrolled in teacher preparation programs.
- $350M One-time Proposition 98. Supports the development of new, or improved access to existing, teacher residency programs.
- $125M One-time Proposition 98. Supports the Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program.
- $50M One-time Proposition 98. Supports the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, which provides professional development in learning acceleration, particularly in mathematics, literacy, and language development.
- $20M One-time General Fund. Provides a credential fee waiver in 2021-22 for individuals entering the K-12 educator workforce.
- $10M One-time Proposition 98. Funds pilot implementation of competency-based education at select community colleges.
Whole Child, Whole Family
- $8.5B One-time Federal Funds. Provides a second round of Golden State Stimulus payments to low- and moderate-income California residents.
- $6B One-time Federal and General Funds. Expands broadband infrastructure, increases affordability, and enhances access to broadband for all Californians.
- $1.9B One-time Federal and General Funds; $170M ongoing General Fund. Establishes college savings accounts for all low-income public school students.
- $1.4B One-time General and Federal Funds; $430M ongoing. Expands the infrastructure for delivering behavioral health services to children and youth through the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative.
- $25M One-time General Fund. For the Child Mind Institute to develop mental health and wellness instructional resources and trainings.
- $260M Ongoing Proposition 98. Special Education Early Intervention Grant to provide services and supports in inclusive settings for children ages birth to 5.
- $167M One-time General Fund. Funds the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program over two years.
- $15M One-time Proposition 98. Funds grants to LEAs to improve the delivery of inclusive practices.
- $7M Ongoing Federal Funds. Supports and expands Family Empowerment Centers.
- $10.3M Ongoing General Fund. Provides funding and 74 positions to support program enhancements, and to develop a whole-child/whole-family approach to child care integration and data development.
- $9M One-time General Fund. Offers Direct Deposit to child care contractors.
- $4.8M One-time General Fund. Supports planning and initial implementation for the design of a child care data system.
- Funding shift Shifts $31.7M and 185.7 positions from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services to administer child care and nutrition programs.
Infant and Maternal Health
- $90.5M General Fund with federal match. Five-Year Medi-Cal Eligibility Extension for Postpartum Individuals.
- $403K Combined Federal and General funds. Adds doula services as a covered benefit in the Medi-Cal program, effective January 1, 2022.
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Summary of Assembly Bill (AB) 130: K-12 Trailer Bill Language Early Childhood