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WorkAbility I

Funding Description

The Workability I program provides comprehensive pre-employment training, employment placement and follow-up for high school students in special education who are making the transition from school to work, independent living, and postsecondary education or training.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funding is for approved renewal grantees and for school districts, county offices of education, Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA), Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), and nonpublic schools to provide employment training and placement services for special education students in middle schools and high schools. Students must be in Special Education with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Local educational agencies (LEAs) must have approved WorkAbility I renewal applications on file with the California Department of Education.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule (1), Provisions 3 and 14
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6520 / 8590
Total Available $39,525,000
Recipient Amount Varies according to formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each grantee will receive a base amount plus a per-pupil amount.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 30, 2009

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other There are two appropriations for the Workability grant: one is $10,047,000 and the other for $29,478,000. The total amount of the grant is $39,525,000.


Program Ana Marsh, 916-445-1056,
Fiscal Matika Rawls, 916-319-0128,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: December 28, 2010

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