In the 2019-20 adopted budget, the Governor allocated funding for a number of state goals related to child care and early learning and child savings accounts. The 2020-21 state budget proposal builds upon these appropriations and focuses on the implementation of these programs.
Additionally, the 2020-21 proposed budget includes allocating unused Proposition 68 funds to expand the Californian’s access to parks and open space.
Parks and Recreation
The Governor’s budget proposal includes the creation of a “Parks for All Initiative,” which seeks to expand the access to parks, open spaces, and natural lands for all Californians. The budget allocates $65.1 million for this initiative, including:
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- $20 million for establishing a new state park
- $4.6 million for acquiring lands to expand existing parks
- $8.7 million in Proposition 68 funds for improving park facilities in urban areas
- $20 million for improving outdoor access for underserved populations
- $11.8 million to enhance park access programing
- Developing a program to eliminate park cost barriers for low-income individuals
The Governor’s budget proposal includes $1 million for the California Arts Council to develop disaster preparedness guidelines and best practices at the county level to protect and preserve artifacts during a disaster.
The Governor’s budget proposal includes $50 million for the University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program to develop a grant program for animal shelters. This grant aims to provide expertise, support, and local assistance over a five-year period to help local communities achieve the state's policy goal that no adoptable or treatable dog or cat should be euthanized.