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Budget Notice

Judicial Council Approval

At today’s July business meeting, the Judicial Council approved 2021–22 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF), State Court Facilities Construction Fund (SCFCF), and General Fund allocations to the trial courts.

Allocation Workbook

To assist courts with budgeting allocations, this year’s allocation workbook includes two worksheets that display the trial court allocations and the Workload Formula allocations separately:

• The “TC Allocations” tab displays 2021-22 trial court base and non-base allocations and includes General Ledger numbers for each allocation. Columns R and S display the non-TCTF allocations. Please note the allocations displayed in column R were previously reported as distributed through the Immediate and Critical Needs Account (ICNA); however, the 2021 Budget Act combined the ICNA with the SCFCF.

• The “Workload Allocation” tab displays the 2021-22 Workload Allocation, the Workload Formula (“need”), and percentage of the Workload Allocation to the Workload Formula.

Also included is the 2021-22 Workload Formula which includes the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Resource Assessment Study, and Full-Time Equivalent need.

Judicial Council Reports

The Judicial Branch Budget Committee and Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee reports to the council provide helpful detail behind the allocations, and can be viewed by following the links below on the California Courts website:

Trial Court Budget: Allocations from the Trial Court Trust Fund and Trial Court Allocations for 2021-22

Trial Court Budget | Allocation Methodology of $72.2 Million Trial Court Funding in Governor’s Proposed 2021-22 Budget

Trial Court Budget: State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund Allocations for 2021-22

Trial Court Budget: Fiscal Year 2021-22 Allocation of Court-Appointed Juvenile Dependency Counsel Funding

The final reduction for fund balances above the 3 percent cap, based on courts’ final 2020-21 year-end fund balance figures, will occur following Judicial Council approval at its January 2022 business meeting.

Reporting Requirements

As a reminder, California Rule of Court (CRC) 10.620(f) requires trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act.” Since this email serves as notification of courts’ annual allocation for 2021-22, courts must provide notice no later than Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Examples of what can be done to provide notice and comply with the rule include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Posting this email and the 2021-22 Allocation Display of the attached workbook; or

(b) Posting the links to the July 9, 2021 Judicial Council reports.

Should you have any questions about these allocations or CRC 10.620(f) compliance, please contact Oksana Tuk, Budget Services Senior Analyst, at TCAllocations@jud.ca.gov or (916) 643-8027.

Thank you,

Michele Allan, Budget Supervisor
Budget Services | Administrative Division
Judicial Council of California
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833-3509
916-263-1374 | Michele.Allan@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov

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