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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 (see Allocation Formula) will be reimbursed, subject to funds available for the year.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Not applicable
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Ages 3 to 21

Funding

Legal
Authority
California Education Code sections 56836.21. Funds appropriated in item 6110-161-0001(1)(5) of the 2011 Budget Act (Chapter 33, Statutes of 2011).
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
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 2011-12 for SELPAs that are not considered necessary small SELPAs as defined in California Education Code Section 56836.21 is $73,239.08. This is equal to the 2010-11 threshold because the 2011-12 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is zero. The threshold amount for necessary small SELPAs is the lesser of $73,239.08 or one percent of the SELPA’s subtotal apportionment (sum of the base, COLA, and growth) for the 2011-12 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, 2011
Expected
Notification Date
February 17, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/
Other Funding for Extraordinary Cost Pool claims are allocated at the Annual Certification of the Principal Apportionment.

Contacts

Program Halena Le
Phone : 916-322-5906
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: September 15, 2011

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