Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Funding Data

Each funding formula uses specific data to determine federal and state allocation amounts. Below are specific data used in federal and state funding formulas. Please refer to program specific procedures for details of where and how these datasets are used in funding calculations.

Average Daily Membership

  1. 2020-21 ADM Student Count Data 
  2. 2019-20 ADM Student Count Data - Final
  3. ADM Student Count Data

State Foundation Funding and Bonded Debt Assistance Data

  1. 2020-21 Data used to calculate SFFA & BDA 
  2. 2019-20 Data used to calculate SFFA & BDA - Final 
  3. Data used to calculate SFFA & BDA

Cycle 2 Child Nutrition

  1. 2020-21 Cycle 2 CN Certified - Districts
  2. 2020-21 Cycle 2 CN Certified - Charter
  3. 2019-20 Cycle 2 CN Certified - District
  4. 2019-20 Cycle 2 CN Certified - Charter

Isolated Funding Data

  1. 2020-21 Isolated Funding Data 
  2. 2019-20 Isolated Funding Data - Final
  3. 2019-20 Isolated Funding Data

Census Data

Census data is supplied by U.S. Department of Education from the U.S. Census Bureau. This data contains both census population and census poverty data. The census datasets also include counts for students in delinquent and neglected facilities by district. Should an LEA have questions or want to challenge the Preliminary data, you may contact the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Branch at the Census Bureau for further information 301-763-3193 or

Census Data Year --- State Funding Year
            2018         2020-21
            2017         2019-20
            2016         2018-19
  1. 2018 Census Data (FY21 Funding) PRELIMINARY (PDF)
  2. 2017 Census Data (FY20 Funding) (PDF)
  3. 2016 Census Data (FY19 Funding) (PDF)

Special Education Child Count Data

Special education child counts are reported in eSchool during Cycle 4.

  1. December 2017 Special Education Child Counts (PDF)
  2. December 2018 Special Education Child Counts (PDF)
  3. December 2019 Special Education Child Counts (PDF)

State Enrollment and Poverty Data

Student enrollment and poverty data are reported in eSchool during Cycle 2. The ADE federal funding unit uses the count of direct certification students with the federal multiplier to calculate poverty counts.
  1. October 2017 State Enrollment and Poverty (PDF)
  2. October 2018 State Enrollment and Poverty (PDF)
  3. October 2019 State Enrollment and Poverty (PDF)

For more information, please contact:

April Cooper, Federal Funding
Phone:  501-683-5291
Mahoganey Franklin, Federal Funding
Phone:  501-682-4482
Amy Thomas, Federal Finance Coordinator
Phone:  501-682-3636
David Allison, State Funding
Patricia MonterrosoState Funding
Tammi Rickert State Funding
Vivian Roberts State Funding
Anita Sacrey State Funding Coordinator


State Standards

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