Yesterday, December 2, 2021, the California Department of Education (CDE) Opportunities for All Branch released the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) Plan Guide and template to assist local education agencies (LEAs) in the development of a program plan as required by Education Code Section 46120(b)(2).

The ELO-P was authorized in SB 129 (Chapter 129, Statutes of 2021, Item 6100-110-0001) and AB 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021) as amended by AB 167 (Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021). The program provides $1.75 billion for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

The program plan details how LEAs are to describe activities that support the whole child and students’ social and emotional learning and development. The program plan will need to be approved by the LEA’s governing board in a public hearing and posted on the LEA’s website. This program will be subject to the state audit guide process.


Update on Educator Effectiveness Funds

Today, CDE released the following message to clarify the development and plan adoption for the Educator Effectiveness Funds that must be presented to the LEA’s governing board in a public hearing before its adoption in a subsequent public hearing before December 30, 2021.

Dear Local Educational Agency Representatives:

Recipients of the Educator Effectiveness Funds (EEF) must develop and adopt a plan detailing the planned expenditure of funds in alignment with the ten approved uses of the funds. This plan must be presented in a public meeting before its adoption in a subsequent public meeting before December 30, 2021. The plan is subject to audit and if the EEF plan is not adopted in two separate meetings before December 30, 2021, the local educational agency will receive an audit finding that will result in the forfeiture of funds.

There is nothing in statute that prohibits receiving entities from amending a plan at a later date. Therefore, we encourage all receiving entities to get an initial plan approved according to the requirements in California Education Code 41480 and amend the plan, as needed. Make sure to retain all plan presentations for audit purposes.

If you have additional questions regarding the Educator Effectiveness Funds, please visit the EEF Frequently Asked Questions webpage at: For fiscal questions, please contact and for programmatic questions, please contact

Thank you,

The Educator Effectiveness Funds Team