Fiscal Tools

Local Control Funding Formula Resources

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Calculator has been produced based on the information that is currently available to the development working group, FCMAT and its colleagues in the California Department of Education. 

The LCFF Calculator, Online Help Desk, and other related links are accessible to the right. The Online Help link provides access to FCMAT’s free online help desk, created to assist in providing committed support to users related to questions pertaining to the Local Control Funding Formula.  Additionally, as updates to the tool become available, FCMAT will provide the field with updates using this webpage and the LCFF Announcements email list.

Thank you to the Business and Administration Steering Committees (BASC), the External Services Subcommittee of the BASC (ESSCO), the Marin County Office of Education, the California Department of Finance, and the administration and staff of the California Department of Education for their support and work in the development of the LCFF Calculator.


 

FAQs

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Additional Resources


May Revise Caveats and Information

Additional caveats that should be considered when using this tool for the 2020 May Revision.  

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California Department of Education (CDE)

Resources available from CDE, the state agency responsible for allocating LCFF funding.

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

Resources available from CCEE, the state agency that helps districts improve student outcomes.

LCFF/SCFF Imagery

Current Version: v21.1a

(This version corrects results displayed in the Summary tab for calculations that include Minimum State Aid)

The LCFF Calculator is based on the LCFF statute as currently written, unless otherwise noted in these caveats. LEAs' prepopulated data items have been updated to reflect 2019-20 P-1, 2018-19 Annual R1, and 2017-18 Annual R3 PASE data certified by the CDE in June 2019.

Beginning in projection year 2020-21 the formulas have been rewritten to include the proration factor (historically referred to as a deficit factor) based on the Governor's 2020-21 May Revision. Important changes and considerations are addressed in a separate caveats document available here.

19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25
Statutory COLA & Augmentation
(as calculated by by the Department of Finance, DOF)
3.26% 0.00% 2.48% 3.26% 1.80% 0.00%
Statutory COLA 3.26% 2.31% 2.48% 3.26% 1.80% 0.00%
Augmentation/(COLA Suspension) 0.00% -2.31% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00
Base Grant Proration Factor 0.00% -7.92% -12.1780% -14.9505% -16.4533% -16.4516%
Add-on, ERT & MSA Proration Factor 0.00% -10.00% -10.00% -10.00% -10.00% -10.00



Prior Versions:

v20.2c

January 14, 2020

  • Updated the statutory COLA based on 2020-21 Governor's Budget Proposal
19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23
Statutory COLA 3.26% 2.29% 2.71% 2.82%

August 28, 2019

  • Updated for corrections to certified data affecting charter school EPA calculations.

July 26, 2019

  • Updated the statutory COLA based on 2019-20 Adopted State Budget and Department of Finance projections (2022-2024)
19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24
Statutory COLA 3.26% 3.00% 2.80% 3.16% 3.20%
  • Updated LEA data to reflect 2018-19 P-2, 2017-18 Annual R1, and 2016-17 Annual R3 PASE data certified by the CDE in June 2019
  • Revised the charter offset calculation in the minimum state aid (MSA) formula for full statewide implementation