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Special Education: Out-of-Home Care

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) funding model was implemented in fiscal year 2004-05 to replace the former 100 percent reimbursement for nonpublic school/agency (NPS/A) tuition for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions and foster family homes.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) are eligible for this funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Funding for each SELPA is based on the pupil or bed count data collected by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1st of each year for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Ages 19-21

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Funds appropriated in item 6110-161-0001(6) of the Budget Act of 2010 (Chapter 712, Statutes of 2010).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6500 / 8311
Total Available $198,344,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula This apportionment provides funding for pupils residing in group homes and six other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundary. Funding for the group home (GH) is based on the number of beds (Capacity) multiplied by the funding rate for the GH’s rate classification level (RCL), ranging from level 3 to level 14, depending on the level of severity. In addition, funding for the six facility types (foster family home, foster family agency, small family home, community care facility, intermediate care facility, and skilled nursing facility) is based on the number of pupils at each facility multiplied by its RCL rate.

FY 2010-11 also marks the end of the hold harmless provision, which provided funding protection for SELPAs with declining Out-of-Home Care (OHC) population. Consequently, if a SELPA’s 2010-11 OHC funding entitlement is less than it received for the 2009-10 fiscal year, the SELPA shall receive the amount it received for the 2009-10 fiscal year less the full difference.

In the case of OHC funding growth, if a SELPA’s 2010-11 funding entitlement is greater than it received for the 2009-10 fiscal year, the SELPA shall receive the same amount it received for the 2009-10 fiscal year plus the gain. In the case where the total gain amount exceeds the program’s budget appropriation, a proration factor will be applied.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
February 18, 2011

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ohcapptdat.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/ohc10result.asp
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 18th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 1st, and Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (as the same time as the following year’s P-1 certification).

Contacts

Program Halena Le
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : HLe@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: February 6, 2013

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