Education Protection Account (EPA) Funds

The voters of California approved Proposition 30, the School and Local Public Safety Act of 2012, which created the Education Protection Account (EPA).  This proposition expired in December 2018 and was succeeded by Proposition 55, which sustains the Education Protection Account through December 2030.

EPA is another source of general purpose funds. Districts have sole authority on the use of the monies. However, districts are required to discuss the plan in a public meeting of the governing board and that the funds cannot be used for administrative expenses. Each entity must annually publish on its website an accounting of how much was received and how the money was spent.

SMCCCD has included separate budget pages in its Final Budget Report and Mid-year Budget Report, as well as a summary of its report to the State.