The Athletic Department is funded through three sources of revenue: district general fund, gate sales, and the fundraising efforts of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters.
The DBB provided $110,930 in the 2016/17 academic year to the Athletic Department in a combination of direct team funding for team play, banquets, awards/letters and specific mini grants. DBB does not receive or control the gate receipts. These are handled by the Athletic Department. The district general fund is part of the budget passed by the City Schools of Decatur Board. DBB does not play a role in obtaining or distributing those funds.