How is funding distributed?

How is funding distributed?

November 2014


Funding distribution is dependent upon a state’s ELL funding mechanism. Weighting mechanisms are part of the state’s primary funding formula. Categorical and reimbursement funding is provided outside of the state’s funding formula.

Unless otherwise noted, all information in this resource was gathered from state statutes only and does not include policies in state-level guidance documents or arising from court orders.

How is funding distributed?
Alabama
Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula. 
Alaska Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Arizona Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Arkansas Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
California
Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Colorado Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Connecticut Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Delaware N/A
Florida Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Georgia Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Hawaii Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. Hawaii is a single school district and uses the Weighted Student Formula (WSF). Allocations are based on individual student need, not enrollment. 
Idaho
Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula. 
Illinois Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula. 
Indiana Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula. 
Iowa Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Kansas
Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Kentucky Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Louisiana Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Maine Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Maryland Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Massachusetts Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. 
Michigan
Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Minnesota Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Mississippi N/A
Missouri Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Montana N/A
Nebraska Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Nevada Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
New Hampshire Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
New Jersey Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
New Mexico Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
New York Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
North Carolina Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Ohio Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Oklahoma Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Oregon Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Pennsylvania Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Rhode Island N/A
South Carolina Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
South Dakota Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Tennessee Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Texas Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Utah Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Vermont Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
Virginia Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Washington Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula.
West Virginia Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula. 
Wisconsin Funding is allocated outside of the state's primary funding formula.
Wyoming Funding is allocated through the state's primary funding formula. ELL students are part of the "at-risk" funding. For purposes of computing at-risk student populations, even though an ELL student may simultaneously be eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program or other programs, that student is only counted once. 


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