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 our 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.



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California Department of Education (CDE)

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Current Version: v21.2a 

January 12, 2021

The revised rates are as follows:

LCFF Funding COLA0.00%3.84%2.98%3.05%

 Note: The funded COLA for 21-22 of 3.84% is derived from a 2.31% increase to first increase the 20-21 rates (an increase that was not and will not be funded for 2020-21), and an estimated increase of 1.5% for 2021-22. There is NO impact on 2020-21 rates.

August 24, 2020

Due to the one-time shift in the state tax due date of April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, an estimated $4.2 billion in EPA revenue was expected to be received in July 2020. The projected Education Protection Account (EPA) rates included in the calculator have been updated to reflect this shift in alignment with the rate published by the CDE in the Advance Certification. 

The revised rates are as follows:

19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25
Statutory COLA 16.08698870% 36.4728093% 19.00% 19.00% 19.00% 19.00%


July 19, 2020

This version contains updates for the 2020-21 State Budget and the PASE data certified by the CDE in June 2020: 2019-20 P-2, 2018-19 Annual R1 and 2017-18 Annual R3.

  • The 2020-21 ADA is set to reference the 2019-20 ADA column per the ADA hold harmless provision contained in the State Budget. Note that LEAs funded on the prior year guarantee in 2019-20 may experience a funding decrease under the 2020-21 ADA hold harmless provision.
  • The 2020-21 prior year guarantee adjustment for charter shift is preset to 0.00. Details on applying the 2021-22 adjustment is still to be determined.
  • The proration factor methodology introduced at the Governor's May Revision remains available in the calculator but has been set to zero. Note that the proration factor was removed in the 2020-21 State Budget. Future state versions of the proration factor may not directly reflect the included methodology.
  • Caveats have been updated.
  • The following assumptions have been updated:
19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25
Statutory COLA & Augmentation/Suspension 3.26% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Statutory COLA
(as calculated by the Department of Finance, DOF)
3.26% 2.31% 2.48% 3.26% 0.00% 0.00%
Augmentation/(COLA Suspension) 0.00% -2.31% -2.48% -3.26% 0.00% 0.00%
EPA Entitlement % 16.08698870% 16.087% 16.087% 16.087% 16.087% 16.087%

Prior Versions:


May 26, 2020

(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, and 2017-18 Annual R2 PASE data certified by the CDE in February 2020.
  • 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 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