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Special Education AB 602

The AB 602 funding model replaced and simplified the previous J-50 funding model in fiscal year 1998-99 for special education funding with the legislative intent of ensuring greater equity in funding among Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs). The model requires fiscal and program accountability. Funding is based on SELPA's average daily attendance (ADA).

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All SELPAs are eligible for funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 56836-56836.159, 56836.165, 56836.173, 56836.21 & 56836.22; Budget Item 6110-161-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6500 / 8311
Total Available $2,977,843,505
Recipient
Amount
Unavailable
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The AB 602 funding model provides funding to the SELPAs based on a rate per unit of ADA, with an annual cost-of-living adjustment and adjustment for growth (or decline). In addition, SELPAs with above-average incidence of high-cost special education pupils also receive additional funding under this model.

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) program is another major component of the AB 602 funding model. SELPAs' OHC entitlements are calculated based on the fiscal year 2007-08 rate (per bed or per pupil) for the type of OHC service provided, times the bed count or pupil count as of April 1st of each year (refer to the OHC Funding Profile).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
February 20, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ab602apptdat.asp
Other Funds are paid through the Principal Apportionment. Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: The First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 20th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 2nd, and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (at the same time as the following year's P-1 certification).

Contacts

Program Stephanie Lo
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : slo@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Stephanie Lo
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : slo@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: February 21, 2008

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