Prop 301 Grant

Prop 301

With the passage of Proposition 301 in the November 2000 general election, the Arizona state Department of Revenue started collecting an additional 0.6% sales tax, dedicating the increased revenues to public education which is set to expire at the end of 2020. For more info, please see AZ Statute 15-1472.

Prop 301 generates over $640 million dollars annually, with about $500 million going to K-12 education. Here’s a breakdown of where the money went in 2016 (source: Joint Legislative Budget Committee):

  • K-12: $500M
  • State Universities: $69.6M
  • Community Colleges: $18.2M
  • Tax credit for low-income households: $25M

Funds for Community Colleges are intended to support Workforce Development.

Proposition 301 is an Arizona State Grant.