State Budget 2013-14
June 27th: The Governor has signed the 2013/14 Budget-effective July 1, 2013
First off, a huge THANK YOU to those that came together to advocate for the restoration and rebuilding of programs that support working families and our earliest learners. Below is a list of what we came together to ask the Governor to sign. Aside from two areas, he affirmed our requests.
What was asked and restored:
- Funds all eligible CalWORKs Stages 2 & 3 eligible child care slots for working poor families
- Allows mid-year funding adjustments if needed to ensure that working families doing everything asked of them continue to receive child care
- Approves $25 million dollars (cut $5 million see below) to increase child care slots in State Preschools
- Approves $10 million to expand child care slots to our General Child Care Programs, our Alternative Payment Programs, and Migrant Child Care
- Approves $15.8 million to backfill projected federal sequestration cuts that would've eliminated child care slots
The two areas where the Governor blue penciled (reduced)
-For support of Department of Education. I revise this item by reducing:(2) 20-Instructional Support from $148,334,000 to $148,109,000, (9) Amount payable from the Federal Trust Fund (Item 6110-001-0890) from -$165,830,000 to -$165,605,000, and by deleting Provision 21.
I am deleting Provision 21, eliminating the appropriation which would require the State Department of Education to expend funds developing a child care preschool plan based on a proposal at the federal level for a universal preschool program. The state does not have sufficient funds to support universal preschool, and the federal government has not adopted funding for implementation of a universal preschool program involving states.
I am revising this item to conform to the action I have taken in Item 6110-001-0890
Item 6110-196-0001-For local assistance, Department of Education (Proposition 98). I revise this item from $511,965,000 to 506,965,000 by reducing:
(1) 30.10.010-Special Program, Child Development, Preschool Education from $511,965,000 to $506,965,000.
I am reducing this item by $5,000,000. With this reduction, funding will be $25 million higher in the budget year, providing for increased pre-school slots consistent with the $25 million augmentation I sustained for increased child care slots. While I am sustaining this augmentation for the preschool program, I am doing so on a one-time basis. Providing this increase on an ongoing basis would reduce future resources available for K-14 programs.
Click here to read the CDE DOF "One Pager" on 2013 budget numbers
Click here to read the DOF program enrollment details
Click here to read the full budget bill (AB 110).
Click here to read the full budget summary. The veto messages are at the bottom of this document.
Click here to read press release from the Governor's office.
Click here to read California Budget Project's Budget report.
As you know, the Budget Conference Committee earlier today took up general child care and preschool. Most of the items we were watching were left open, meaning that there was need for other conversations, data, etcetera before an action is taken.
In summary, aside from shoring up Stages 2 & 3, not many other actions were taken. What this indicates is that the shift of our programs back into Prop 98, the restoration of our general child care and the reinvestments in our earliest learners are still being debated behind the scenes and still far from decided. We must all be vigilant on our messaging; that being to:
- Say “Thank You” for the actions to fully restore and adjust the funding needed to fully meet the Stage 2 & 3 caseloads; and to allow for flexibility to make caseload adjustments as needed
- Support the restoration and backfilling of the proposed sequestration reduction
- Support all subcommittee recommendations to oppose realignment of child care
- Support the Assembly recommendations of funding more preschool and child care slots for our earliest of learners
- Support striking the COLA prohibition for preschools and child care programs
- Support stabilizing funding for child development programs via a shift back into Proposition 98
- Oppose cuts to our quality programs such as Resource & Referral agencies
Current Budget Actions and/or News
Click here to see the June 7, 2013 Budget Conference Committee action and held open list.
Thank you’s letters have been delivered to the members of the ASM Subcommittee on Education and HHS, and the SEN Subcommittees on HHS and Education regarding their action of leadership to restore Stage 3 funding to a caseload program, as well as providing many more dollars to support all early care and education, in addition to rejection of the realignment proposal. The Assembly also took action to fully restore $250 million for child development and move all back in into Prop 98.
Thank you to all of you who included your agency on the letter.
See copies of the letters below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Department of Education: One Page Analysis of Child Development Programs
- California Child Care Programs Local Assistance- All Funds Analysis
- To Get California Working Again, Speaker Perez Releases Assembly Democrats "Blueprint for a Responsible Budget" (May 8, 2013)
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.