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Special Education: Extraordinary Cost Pool

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

This program reimburses special education local plan areas (SELPAs) for extraordinary costs of single placements in nonpublic, nonsectarian schools in excess of those in existence in 1997-98, and special education and related services for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions. Single placement costs in excess of a threshold amount, provided below, will be reimbursed, subject to funds available for the year.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All SELPAs are eligible for funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Ages 3 to 21

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Section 56836.21; Budget Item 6110-161-0001(5)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6500 / 8311
Total Available $3,000,000
Recipient
Amount
See allocation formula.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Costs for a single placement in excess of the applicable threshold amount will be eligible for reimbursement. The threshold amount for 2009-10 for SELPAS that are not considered necessary small SELPAs as defined in Education Code Section 56836.21 is $73,239.08. This is equal to the 2008-09 threshold because the 2009-10 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is zero. The threshold amount of necessary small SELPAs is the lesser of $73,239.08 or one percent of the SELPA's subtotal apportionment (sum of the base, COLA, growth, and special disabilities adjustment) for the 2009-10 fiscal year. If the total reimbursable amount exceeds the $3 million appropriation, all claims will be prorated.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date November 30, 2010
Expected
Notification Date
February 20, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/
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 Shelley Goode
Phone : 916-324-4530
E-mail : SGoode@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: September 15, 2011

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