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Special Education: Mental Health Services

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to provide mental health services required by an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and before referring a student to a county mental health agency for services.


Eligible Applicants Local educational 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


Legal Authority Education Code Sections 56331 (Chapter 493, Statutes of 2004), 56836.06, 56836.07; Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Provision 18, (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2007); Senate Bill 1895 (Chapter 493, Statutes of 2004)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8590
Total Available $31,000,000
Recipient Amount $4.6811208124 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are apportioned based on ADA reported for the second principal apportionment (P-2). The initial 2007-08 allocation ($27.9 million, or 90 percent of the $31 million total budget appropriation) is calculated based on 2006-07 P-2 statewide SELPA ADA of 5,946,121.83. An appropriation adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA. Funding will be adjusted and the remaining $3.1 million to be apportioned based on the ADA reported for 2007-08 P-2.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 15, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Other Los Angeles Court Schools SELPA: $0.0415263438 per ADA


Program Bounthay Bouttavong, 916-319-0467,
Fiscal Stephanie Lo, 916-319-6195,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: February 28, 2008

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