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ARRA IDEA, Part B-611, Local Assistance

Funding Description

Local Assistance Entitlement funding is specifically allocated for special education and services to children with disability ages five through twenty-one.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria To receive the first 50 percent of these one-time funds no additional assurance requirements are necessary because CDE accepts the assurances the local education agencies (LEAs) provided in the 2008-09 consolidated and local plan applications. To receive the second 50 percent of these funds, CDE will verify that the LEA has submitted 2009-10 consolidated and local plan applications that contain assurances to the state education agency that is consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
Other Eligibility Considerations Districts must account for funds as expenditures for pupils with an individualized eduation plan (IEP) and for the provision of the special education and related services required by students with disabilities in order to benefit from a public education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Public Law 111-5, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA);Administered in accordance to Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Section 611; Budget Item 6110-161-0890, Schedule (1)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3313 / 8181
Total Available $1,152,353,984
Recipient Amount See funding results
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula This grant is one of three portions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 611, Part B. Funding is based on a federal three part formula: a 1999 Special Education enrollment, population (K-12 enrollment public and private), and poverty (free and reduced meal counts K-12).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date May 11, 2009

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other ARRA funds may be forward funded for the time period February 17, 2009 to June 30, 2009, but are available to September 30, 2011. The first 50 percent of the total available are from state spending authority in fiscal year 2008-09. The ARRA funds shall be reported as fiscal year 2009-10.


Program Chris Essman, 916-327-3507,
Fiscal Matika Rawls, 916-319-0128,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: December 15, 2009

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