(a) This section applies to the K-12 component only.
(b) Commencing with the 2018-19 fiscal year, the amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act for the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program is provided to create, support, or expand high-quality career technical education programs at the K-12 level that are aligned with the workforce development efforts occurring through the Strong Workforce Program.
(c) (1) Pursuant to subdivision (b), one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) shall be apportioned by the chancellor's office to the fiscal agent of each consortium based on the following weighted factors in each region:
(A) The unemployment rate. This factor shall comprise 33 percent of the allocation formula.
(B) The region's total average daily attendance for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. This factor shall comprise 33 percent of the allocation formula. For purposes of this section, average daily attendance shall be those figures that are reported at the time of the second principal apportionment for the previous fiscal year.
(C) The proportion of projected job openings. This factor shall comprise 34 percent of the allocation formula.
(2) Of the amounts apportioned to each consortium pursuant to paragraph (1), 4 percent is designated for applicants with total average daily attendance of less than or equal to 140, 8 percent is designated for applicants with total average daily attendance of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, and 88 percent is designated for applicants with total average daily attendance of more than 550, unless otherwise determined by the K-12 Selection Committee formed pursuant to Section 88829, in consultation with the consortium. For any applicant consisting of more than one school district, county office of education, charter school, or regional occupational center or program operated by a joint powers authority, or any combination of those entities, the sum of the average daily attendance for each of the constituent entities shall be used for purposes of this subdivision.
(3) The chancellor's office shall provide to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst a schedule of proposed allocations, as determined pursuant to paragraph (1), for each consortium no later than August 30 of each year. The Department of Finance shall approve the allocation plan before the release of funding.
(d) Funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act to support consortia administrative costs shall be apportioned by the chancellor's office in an amount equal to 1 percent of each consortium's K-12 allocation pursuant to this section to support the costs to administer the regional grant process and to support the duties of the K-12 Selection Committee.
(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 114.)