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IDEA, Part B, Section 611, Local Assistance Entitlements

Funding Description

Local Assistance Entitlement funding is specifically allocated for special education and services to children with disabilities ages five through twenty–one.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria To receive funds, a local educational agency must submit a local plan (application) that contains assurances to the state educational agency that is consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
Other Eligibility Considerations Districts must account for these funds as expenditures for pupils with an individualized education plan (IEP) and for the provision of the special education and related services required by students with disabilities in order to benefit from a public education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, through 21


Legal Authority Public Law 108–446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Section 611; Budget Item 6110–161–0890, Schedule (1); CFDA 84027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3310 / 8181
Total Available $1,039,425,770
Recipient Amount Varies according to allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The Local Assistance Entitlement grant is one of three portions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 611, Part B. Funding is based on a federal three–part formula: the 1999 special education enrollment population; 2010 K–12 enrollment (public and private); and 2010 K–12 poverty (Free and Reduced Meal Counts).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date January 16, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other Initial payments will be disbursed after receipt of signed Certification of Acceptance of Grant Conditions.


Program Chris Essman, 916-327-3507,
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, 916-327-3530,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: February 23, 2012

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