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Last Updated 07/3/2024

2024-25 California State Budget Information

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  • On Saturday, June 29, Governor Newsom officially signed the 2024 budget that goes into effect today. The $298 billion spending plan includes many of the agreements. However, there has not yet been action on the human services and child care trailer bills.
  • Budget deal was reached.  Budget Bill Jr. SB 108 is pending action as are a number of budget related trailer bills.  AB 107 (Budget Act of 2024) was signed on June 26, 2024/

    Below are the Budget Bill Jr. # 1 and relevant budget related bills impacting our field: 

    • SIGNED on June 26, 2024 - SB 108: Amendments to Budget Act of 2024 (“Budget Bill Jr.” #1 of 2024) - Amends AB 107 (Gabriel), the Legislature’s 2024 Budget Agreement to make changes necessary to implement a three-party budget compromise with the administration.
      • Includes an approximately $8 million adjustment to reflect the costs of funding 11,038 new General Child Care slots in 2024-25 and ongoing, partially funded by increased federal funds.
      • Re-appropriates a total of $47 million in Emergency Child Care Bridge funds from 2023- 24 into 2024-25.
      • Appropriates $9 million General Fund for the Department of Social Services (CDSS) to fund local diaper and wipe distributions for low-income families with infants or toddlers.
      • Expands California State Preschool Program eligibility to children ages 24 to 35 months, until 2027.
      • Authorizes contract expansion streamlining for the Departments of Social Services and Education for child care and preschool awards to existing contractors.
    • SIGNED SB 109: Amendments to Budget Act of 2023 (“Budget Bill Jr.” #5 of 2023)
    • SIGNED SB 153: Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill
    • SIGNED AB 161: Human services
      • CalWORKs Maximum Aid Payment (MAP) Increase. Commencing on October 1, 2024, increase the maximum aid payments in effect on July 1, 2024, by 0.3 percent, pursuant to funding available in the Child Poverty and Family Supplemental Support Subaccount.
      • Family First Prevention Services Program. Extends state law from Ju1y 1, 2025 through July 1, 2028 for the Family First Prevention Services program administered by the CDSS. Allows the CDSS to exempt a small county, as named, from the requirement to use state funds allocated for the nonfederal share of cost of prevention services. A county for which this requirement is waived is required to use state funds for the cost of other prevention services offered pursuant to the county’s comprehensive plan, allowable administrative activities performed for the program, and program implementation costs in accordance with written guidance issued by the CDSS.
    • SIGNED AB 162: Developmental services
    • SIGNED SB 163: Early learning and childcare
      • Codifies the 2021-22 Budget Year agreement to grow the state-subsidized child care system by 206,800 new children served, compared to the 2020-21 Budget Act, with a new 2028 ultimate goal timeline to reflect the Administration’s “pause” proposal. Provides legislative intent to resume progress in access growth in the 2026-27 Budget Act with 12,000 new slots and 2027-28 Budget Act with 17,000 new slots. Recognizes that the Budget is currently supporting over 118,800 new child care slots toward this goal, in various programs, as specified.
      • Fully funds all 11,038 awarded expansion slots from existing child care appropriations, beginning October 1, 2024.
      • Requires Department of Social Services reporting through January 2026 on the Alternative Methodology implementation progress, and requires a hold harmless policy in the Alternative Methodology to all 2024-25 child care and preschool rates, inclusive of onetime cost of care plus payments.
    Click here to read the Assembly Budget Committee's Floor Report.
    Click here to read the tralier bill analyses.
    Click here to read the agreement.
    • AB 154: Education finance: Proposition 98: suspension.

2024 -25 May Revision 

2024-25 January Proposed Budget 

On January 10, 2024, the Governor released his proposed budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Follow this link throughout the budget process as more budget items are released, including the May Revise and final, enacted budget. Below, you will find the direct link to the proposed budget, along with the budget detail.

Senate & Assembly Budget Hearing Schedules

  • Wednesday, May 1 - ASM Budget Sub 2 @ 1:30 - Governor's proposed use of safety unmet reserve; CDSS Health & Human Services Automation Projects - State Capitol, Room 444

Note: Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices in the Senate and Assembly. Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available. 


Senate & Assembly Publications/Reports Related to the 2024-25 Budget
The Senate and Assembly will each release reports or publications throughout the 2024-25 budget process, including but not limited to, spending plans and/or responses to the Governor's proposed budget. You will find links to those individual documents below.


Archived Budget Information:

2023-24 Budget Archive
2022-23 Budget Archive
2021-22 Budget Archive
2020-21 Budget Archive
2019-20 Budget Archive
2018-19 Budget Archive
2017-18 Budget Archive
2016-17 Budget Archive