Chancellor’s Office Recommendations on New CC Funding Formula

Dear Colleagues,


You can click here to view the Chancellor’s recommendation to the Department of Finance for the new funding formula.  The only real substantive change was in moving the percentages from 50-25-25 to 60-20-20 (Base grant/High needs students/Performance based indicators).

In addition, they fleshed out the Governor’s proposal by adding more detail, such as exactly what the performance based indicators would be (see page 15).


Although they propose a “hold harmless” clause for fiscal years, 2018-19 and 2019-20, if a District is not meeting the metrics by 2020, the District could lose as much as 40% of its funding at that point.

We will continue to vigorously oppose this proposal in the legislature.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.


In Unity,




From: ceo-all On Behalf Of Oakley, Eloy
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 6:28 PM
To: ceo-all <>
Subject: Chancellor’s Office Recommendations on the Funding




This afternoon, I sent the Department of Finance my recommendations on community college funding—covering the funding formula, categorical programs, and related issues.  I wanted to make sure you saw them.  You can find them here:


The Governor proposed this new formula to improve colleges’ ability to use their resources to support the Vision for Success.  In supporting this framework, my intent has been to begin to increase the resources available to districts that serve large numbers of historically underrepresented and low-income students, to reward colleges that are engaged in improving outcomes for such students, and to reduce the emphasis on enrollment growth so that colleges can more clearly focus on student success.  Over the last four months, the Chancellor’s Office has relied on the CEO Funding Formula Workgroup and the Workgroup on Fiscal Affairs to help us navigate these discussions; we’ve also consulted with the Academic Senate, FACCC, and other faculty organizations, and we’ve hosted meetings around the state to get input from social justice leaders and other interested parties.  I believe that those views, and the views of many others, are reflected in this document.


I will continue to work with the CEO Workgroup on advocacy related to this proposal as the budget closes out.  I know these are difficult issues, with uncertain consequences.  I commit to you all that my office will fight for every resource possible to support our students in a way that acknowledges that contributions of all of our colleges.


Once again, thank you for all that you do, and I look forward to updating you on how these deliberations progress.






Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Regent, University of California

1102 Q Street, Suite 4400

Sacramento, CA 95811-6549

Phone: 916.322.4005


Twitter: @eloyoakley