Budget Change Proposals
A Budget Change Proposal (BCP) is a proposal to change the level of service or funding sources for activities authorized by the Legislature, or to propose new program activities not currently authorized. For information on preparing effective BCPs, see Good Budget Change Proposals and the Budget Analyst Guide.
For the BCP Form (DF-46) and the COBPC Cover Page (DF-151), see the Budget Forms page.
Finance Letters are proposals made by the Administration to the chairpersons of the budget committees in each house. Normally, the purpose of Finance Letters is to amend the Budget Bill and the Governor's Budget from that submitted on January 10 to reflect a revised plan of expenditure for the budget year and/or current year. Prior year Finance Letters can be viewed on the Historical Budget Publications page. Listed below are the finance letters for 2017-18.
Pro Rata/Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP)
To learn more about how Pro Rata and SWCAP represent General Fund recoveries of statewide general administration costs, see the Pro Rata/Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP) page.