Archive: 2023-24 California State Budget Information

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2023-24 BUDGET SUMMARY (CLICK HERE TO SEE TFC's 2022-23 & 2023-24 BUDGET SUMMARY GRID broken up by issue area and includes SBs 104 & 140 from 2023-24)

The 2023-24 Budget: California Spending Plan Series

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Local Assistance Estimates

See below details on the August Budget Action Items: 

  • SB 104 - Budget Act of 2023 (2023-24's second "Budget bill, Jr.") (signed by Governor on September 13, 2023)
    • $1,359,964,000 for the Department of Social Services to administer adjustments to reimbursement rates for all child care programs, pursuant to the agreement entered into by the Governor and Child Care Providers United California (CCPU).
    • Specifically, in Section 61 Provision 22:
      • New monies secured to support both the continued enrollment of families AND new monies for community partners to implement the ratified child care agreements.
    • Allows the Department of Finance to increase the amount of the CCPU Workers Health Care Fund by up to $100 million to restore the balance of the fund within 90 days of receiving the Annual Report from CCPU detailing the distribution of funds from the prior year and any remaining balance, pursuant to the agreement entered into by the Governor and CCPU.

  • SB 140 -  Early childcare and education. (signed by Governor on September 13, 2023)
    • Includes provisions that ratify the agreement entered into by the Governor and Child Care Providers United California (CCPU) on June 30, 2023
      • cost of care plus rates
      • one-time payments 
      • health, retirement, and training for family child care providers
      • part-time and full-time definitions 
      • payment timeliness
      • two-year extenion of reimbursement flexibility 
      • alternative methodology for setting child care reimbursement rates 
      • suspensions and expulsion 
      • technical clean-up

Video Archive: Senate & Assembly Budget Hearings

On Wednesday August 30, both the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees convened to review the 2023 end-of-session budget package. Budget language to implement the CCPU agreement separate from the funding streams being created for community partners to implement are available to view on archived video. You can find the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee video archive here, and the Assembly Budget Committee video here. Below you can find their analyses:


See below summaries and analyses of the 2023-24 budget package:

Follow this link for an in-depth analysis by the California Budget & Policy Center regarding the 2023-24 state budget agreement: California Budget & Policy Center: The 2023-24 California State Budget Explained (July 2023) 

Assembly Budget Floor Report
Assembly Budget Bill Analyses
Senate Budget Bill Analyses

See below details on June Budgets & Trailer Bills:

  • SB 101 - Budget Act of 2023 (signed by Governor on June 27, 2023)
  • AB 102 - Budget Act of 2023. ("2023-24 Budget bill, Jr.") (signed by Governor on July 10, 2023)
  • AB 116 - Early childcare and education trailer bill (signed by Governor on July 10, 2023) 
    • $445,666,000 in one-time reimbursement adjustments to be available in 2024-25.
    • $186,529,000 one-time reimbursement adjustments in 2024-25 subject to ratified agreement.
    • $22,000,000 for alternative payment programs to provide support.
    • Extends all hold-harmless and single voucher until September 30, 2023.
    • Clarifies that a license-exempt child care provider is not required to submit rate sheets.
    • $56,000,000 million total allocated for proposed changes to family fees.  Family fees shall not be based on the cost of care or amount of subsidy payment.
      • Commencing October 1, 2023, both of the following apply:
        • (A) The revised fees described in paragraph (1) shall not exceed 1 percent of the family’s monthly income.
        • (B) A family with an adjusted monthly family income below 75 percent of the state median family income shall not be charged or assessed a family fee.
      • A childcare provider paid with childcare subsidies, including, but not limited to, a family childcare home provider participating in a family childcare home education network, shall not absorb a reduction in pay for the contracted childcare space or voucher on account of a waiver of or reduction in family fees.
      • The number of childcare contracted spaces and vouchers shall not be reduced on account of a reduction in the collection of family fees.
    • Family fees accrued but uncollected prior to October 1, 2023 may be forgiven and not collected.
    • References an alternative methodology for reimbursement rates subject to agreement.
    • Adds:  (j) If a childcare provider’s reimbursement rate category could be construed as either full-time weekly or full-time monthly pursuant to Section 18075 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the alternative payment program, county, or contractor shall reimburse the provider in accordance with either of the following (Becomes operative on January 1, 2024)
      • (1) The applicable rate category that most closely corresponds to the rate category listed on the licensed childcare provider’s rate sheet.
      • (2) If the alternative payment program, county, or contractor cannot determine a single applicable rate category from the licensed childcare provider’s rate sheet, or if the license-exempt childcare provider does not have a rate sheet on file, the applicable rate category that results in the higher reimbursement.
    • Includes language to support interagency adjustments.
  • AB 120 - Human Services Budget Trailer Bill (signed by Governor on July 10, 2023)
    • Extends indefinitely the 10 percent increase for the CalWORKs maximum aid payments. 
    • Increases by 3.6 percent maximum aid payment beginning October 1, 2023.
    • Adds Section 11265 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code allowing counties to mail a certificate to a family to complete for redetermination. 

The Senate and Assembly Budget Committees each held a hearing on June 26, 2023 regarding the 2023 Budget Package. To view the archived videos, click on the aforementioned committee name. 

Below are the previous budget plans released by the Senate, the first being the most recent:

Protect Our Progress Senate Budget Plan, Step 3.1 (June 12, 2023) (this version highlights the Legislature's proposal)
Protect Our Progress Senate Budget Pan, Step 3 (May 25, 2023)
Protect Our Progress Senate Budget Plan, Step 2 (April 26, 2023)

Senate "Protect Our Progress" Budget Plan - Step 1: Key Values, March 1, 2023

Senate Budget Subcommittees Actions Taken 2023-24:

Assembly Budget Subcommittees Actions Taken 2023-24:

Additional Assembly Budget Supporting Documents:
Floor Report of the 2023-24 Budget
Trailer Bill Analyses of 2023 Budget Package


2023-24 May Revise & Proposed Budgets (CLICK HERE TO SEE CAPPA'S BUDGET GRID)

CHAPTERED - Early Action Budget Bills: The following early action budget bills were approved and signed by the Governor on May 15, 2023: 

  • AB 100 Budget Acts of 2021 and 2022.
    • Includes language to extend waiver of family fees for state preschool.
  • AB 110 Early childcare and education. (early action items)
    • Includes language to extend waiver of family fees for other child care programs from July 1, 2023 though September 30, 2023. This bill would extend the prohibition on the collection of those family fees through September 30, 2023, and would require contractors to reimburse subsidized childcare providers for the full amount of the certificate or voucher without deducting family fees during this extended period.
    • This bill would authorize the CDE to issue temporary rate increases to contractors and childcare providers that exceed those existing specified rates and the previously described reimbursement rate supplements.

**The Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee released their Budget Plan: Protect Our Progresshere is the detailed budget plan
**The Assembly Budget Committee announced their Child Care Budget Plan: Care COLA, here is the press release.
**Legislative Women's Caucus 2023-24 Budget Request


2023-24 January Proposed Budget  (CLICK HERE TO SEE CAPPA'S BUDGET GRID)