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Special Education AB 602 Apportionment

Funding Description

The AB 602 Funding Model replaced and simplified the previous J-50 Funding Model in FY 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 SELPAs’ average daily attendance (ADA).


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


Legal Authority California Education Code sections:
56836.08~56836.159, 56836.165, 56836.173, 56836.21 & 56836.22; Budget item 6110-161-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $2,744,113,000
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. 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 2012-13 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 20, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Assembly Bill (AB) 602 []
Fiscal Assembly Bill (AB) 602 []
Funding ResultsSpecial Education AB 602 []
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 20th, 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).


Program Halena Le, 916-323-6195,
Fiscal Halena Le, 916-323-6195,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: August 7, 2012

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