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Special Education AB 602 Apportionment

The AB 602 funding model replaced and simplified the previous J-50 funding model in fiscal year 1998-99 for special education funding with the legislative intent of ensuring greater equity in funding among Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs). The model requires fiscal and program accountability. Funding is based on SELPA's average daily attendance (ADA).

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All Special Education Local Plan Areas (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

Funding

Legal
Authority
California Education Code sections:
56836.08~56836.159, 56836.165, 56836.173, 56836.21 & 56836.22. Funds appropriated in item: 6110-161-0001 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 $287,260,400
Recipient
Amount
See allocation formula.
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The AB 602 funding model provides funding to the SELPAs based on a rate per unit of ADA. In addition, SELPAs with above-average incidence of high-cost special education pupils also receive additional funding under this model. No cost-of-living adjustment is provided this fiscal year.

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program is another major component of the AB 602 funding model. SELPAs’ OHC entitlements are calculated based on the fiscal year 2011-12 rate (per bed or per pupil) for the type of OHC service provided, times the bed count or pupil count as of April 1st of the fiscal year (Refer to the OHC Funding Profile).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
February 17, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ab602apptdat.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ab602apptdat.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/ab60211result.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 17th, 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 Halena Le
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : Hle@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Halena Le
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : Hle@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: February 23, 2012

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