State Budget 2013-14
The following priorities will drive the decisions and actions of CAPPA during the 2013-14 legislative session:
Funding community based public and private alternative payment programs at a level that assures the greatest success for working families in moving towards self-sufficiency.
Full funding of general child care and California Work Opportunity and Responsiblity to Kids (CalWORKs) stages to maximize the long term needs of the children.
Challenging unfunded "red tape" mandates that draw valuable resources away from directly meeting the needs of working poor families and children.
Stengthening the coordination of the early care and education system with California's rich K-12 school based infrastructure thus greater enhancing long term success of children.
In order to keep CAPPA members updated on the budget issues the CAPPA office provides “budget updates” to members on the status of the State budget, publishes a monthly newsletter and updates the CAPPA website, CAPPA Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you are not receiving any of these communications please contact CAPPA staff at email@example.com to be added to the distribution list.
Communications on the state budget
- May 15, 2013 - California Budget Project review of May Revise
- May 17, 2013 - Legislative Analyst's Office review of the May Revise
- CAPPA Response to the May Revise (Letters to ASMs Bonilla and Mitchell & SENs Monning and Block
- California State Association of Counties reaction to the May Revise
- California Welfare DIrectors Assocation letter on the May Revise
- To Get California Working Again, Speaker Perez Releases Assembly Democrats "Blueprint for a Responsible Budget" (May 8, 2013)
State Budget Hearings
Click here to see the most up to date schedule of hearings for the Assembly.
Click here to see the most up to date schedule of hearings for the Senate.
Details of the 2012-13 State Budget
The 2012-13 budget reflects cuts to our early care and education child care programs of $294.3 million in non-Prop 98 General Fund and eliminates 26,500 in combined non-Prop 98 and Prop 98 slots. The budget includes:
- An across the board cut of 8.7% ($80 million) to non Prop 98 child care excluding CalWORKs Stages 1 & 2
- A $20 million cut to voucher-based programs, except those serving current and former CalWORKs families
- An elimination of 14,000 slots in non-Prop 98 child care slots
- A shift of $165 million of state preschool funds back into Prop 98, saving the General Fund $165 million
- A suspension of Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) through 2014-15 (saves $73.3 million for non Prop 98 and $11.9 million Prop 98)
- A cut to part-day state preschool by $30 million
- An elimination of 12,500 Prop. 98 preschool slots
- A parent fee for the first time on part-day preschool, raising $3.4 million in fees
- A cut of $10.4 million in supplemental reimbursement for free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served at non-Proposition 98 child care centers, and family child care sponsors and homes
Communications to Share
CAPPA Budget Resources:
Links to Governor's Proposed Trailer Bill Language
Democratic Budget Bill Current and Future Year Numbers
Child Care and Development Realignment Trailer Bill
Child Care and Development Trailer Bill with May Revision Changes
CalWORKs Realignment Trailer Bill
CalWORKs Trailer Bill with May Revision Changes