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Special Education: Infant Program

State funding for Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) that operate Early Education Programs for individuals with exceptional needs who are younger than three years of age.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
SELPAs who have historically received state funding for the infant program are the only eligible recipients. No new participants are allowed.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
0, 1, 2

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 56425-56432
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6510 / 8311
Total Available $70,948,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The entitlement for the infant program equals the sum of all numbers of infant units a SELPA allocates to its local educational agencies (LEAs) or LEAs of another SELPA, multiplied by the base rate of the type of classroom setting the infant unit is served, plus the cost of aide for each type of class.

The three classroom settings through which infants are served include:

1) Special Day Class (SDC): Severe/Non-Severe
2) Resource Specialist Program (RSP)
3) Designated Instruction and Service (DIS)

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/infantapptdat.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 20, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 2, and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20 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 Debbie Allen
Phone : 916-324-4557
E-mail : dallen@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: September 8, 2008

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