DOF Notifies Legislature of COVID-19 Funding Augmentation to CDCR

The Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday notified Senate and Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairs of its intent to augment funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) utilizing emergency COVID-19 funding appropriated by the Legislature in March. DOF indicated $16.9 million will be made available to CDCR to reimburse counties for housing inmates due to the temporary stoppage of prison intake for 60 days in response to COVID-19 and the housing of inmates waiting for transportation through September 8, 2020.

This funding augmentation is in addition to the $14.3 million provided to CDCR in April and May due to the suspension of prison intake. The full DOF letter notifying the Legislature is available here.