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Funding Description

The state budget authorizes the Department of Education to allocate excess general funds to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for the operation of programs for infants and toddlers with solely low incidence (SLI) disabilities. Programs and services for infants and toddlers who are deaf, blind, or orthopedically impaired are provided by SLI grant funds. This grant should be used to cover excess costs of providing services under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for infants and toddlers with low incidence disabilities.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria These grant funds are allocated to SELPA that demonstrate that the required and supplemental cost of implementing Part C for infants and toddlers with low incidence disabilities were not fully covered by their base, Federal Part C grant. To qualify, a SELPA must demonstrate that it serves more infants and toddlers than were funded in their Federal Part C grant.
Other Eligibility Considerations A SELPA must serve more infants and toddlers with SLI conditions than were served in the 1992-93 fiscal year. These funds can only be allocated if the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C funds received from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) are fully expended.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule 2 Provision 9
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3385 / 8590
Total Available $1,300,000
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Once Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C funds (Program Cost Account 23761, Resource Code 3385) are fully allocated, these general funds are allocated to eligible programs that demonstrate via application that they have incurred costs (required by Part C) that are in excess of their Part C allocation.

Important Dates

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

Additional Information

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


Program Tami Leise, 916-327-3675,
Fiscal Chris Essman, 916-327-3507,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: June 20, 2012
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