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Low Incidence Entitlements

Funding Description

Funding supports the provision for specialized services for students with low incidence disabilities as required under the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each pupil with low incidence disabilities as defined in Education Code Section 56026.5: "hearing impairments, vision impairments, severe orthopedic impairments, or any combination thereof." Expenditures are limited to supporting low incidence specialized services such as interpreters, note takers, readers, transcribers, and others who provide specialized services to students with low incidence disabilities.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Must ensure that the specialized services are provided by appropriately credentialed or trained individuals.
Other Eligibility Considerations Specialized services must be identified on the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Birth to age 22


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Provision 15, Schedule 1
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6530 / 8590
Total Available $1,700,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula SELPAs that report greater than 25 students with low incidence disabilities (blindness, deafness, hard of hearing, and orthopedic impairments) will receive a base allocation of $5,000. They will also receive an amount that is added to the base that is equal to the per student rate times the number of students reported with low incidence disabilities. SELPAs that report 25 or fewer students with low incidence disabilities are called Sparse SELPAs and will receive a base allocation of $2,000. They wil also receive an amount added to the base that is equal to the per student rate times the number of students reported with low incidence disabilities. An additional amount may be added to Sparse SELPAs that is based on the number of students they indicate have an unusually expensive need for unique services.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date November 30, 2010

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other Each Sparse SELPA that needs additional funding for students with low incidence disabilities must provide CDE with the number of students that have unusually expensive needs for specialized services. Along with the number of students the SELPA must indicate the types of specialized services that are needed as indicated on the Individual Education Programs (IEPs). The number that each SELPA reports will be multiplied by the per student rate and that is the amount of additional funds the Sparse SELPA will receive.


Program Linda Wyatt, 916-322-3254,
Fiscal Mark Purcell, 916-327-3508,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: December 9, 2010

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