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IDEA, Part B-619, Special Education Federal Preschool Grant

Funding Description

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, Section 619 preschool funds must be used to serve or benefit children with disabilities ages three through five.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria To receive funds, a local educational agency must submit to the California Department of Education (CDE) a local plan (application) that contains assurances that are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
Other Eligibility Considerations Districts must account for 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) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5


Legal Authority Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Section 619; Budget Act Item 6110-161-0890, Schedule (5); CFDA 84173A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3315 / 8182
Total Available $34,007,862
Recipient Amount Varies according to allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding is based on a federal three-part formula: the CA 1997 special education enrollment population; CA 2009 K-12 enrollment (public and private); and CA 2009 K-12 poverty enrollment population (Free and Reduced Meal Counts).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 15, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Other Unavailable


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 28, 2012

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