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Special Education: Out-of-Home Care

Funding Description

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) funding model was implemented in fiscal year 2004-05 to replace the former 100 percent reimbursement for nonpublic school/agency (NPS/A) tuition for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions and foster family homes.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) are eligible for this funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Funding for each SELPA is based on the pupil or bed count data collected by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1 of each year for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Ages 19-21


Legal Authority California Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Budget item 6110-161-0001(1)(6)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $158,108,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula This apportionment provides funding for pupils residing in group homes and six other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundary. Funding for the group home (GH) is based on the number of beds (Capacity) multiplied by the funding rate for the GH’s rate classification level (RCL), ranging from level 3 to level 14, depending on the level of severity. In addition, funding for the six facility types (foster family home, foster family agency, small family home, community care facility, intermediate care facility, and skilled nursing facility) is based on the number of pupils at each facility multiplied by its RCL rate.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Out-of-Home Care []
Funding ResultsSpecial Education Out-of-Home Care Program []
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 Shelley Goode, 916-324-4530,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: August 7, 2012

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