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Special Education: Mental Health Services

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to provide mental health services required by an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and prior to referring a student to a county mental health agency for services.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Section 56331; Education Code Section 56836.07; language in Provision 18 of Item 6110-161-0001 of the 2010 Budget Act (Chapter 712, Statutes of 2010); Senate Bill 1895 (Chapter 493, Statutes of 2004).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8590
Total Available $31,000,000
Recipient Amount Statewide SELPAs: $4.6944390818 per ADA
LA Court Schools SELPA: $0.0429664227 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are apportioned based on ADA reported for the second principal apportionment (P-2). The initial 2010-11 allocation ($27.9 million, or 90 percent of the $31 million total budget appropriation) is calculated based on 2009-10 P-2 statewide SELPA ADA of 5,929,190.37. An appropriate adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA. Funding will be adjusted to reflect the ADA reported for 2010-11 P-2. The remaining $3.1 million will be apportioned around July 2011.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 28, 2010

Additional Information

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Program Deborah Lindley, 916-319-0128,
Fiscal Halena Le, 319-323-6195,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: March 22, 2012
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