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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Local Assistance Entitlements

Funding Description

The Local Agency Entitlements, IDEA, Special Education funds are 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 (LEA) must submit a local plan to the state educational agency that contains assurances that are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEAs 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) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, through 21


Legal Authority Public Law 108446, IDEA, Part B, Section 611; Budget Act Item 61101610890, Schedule (3) Provision 1; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3310 / 8181
Total Available $1,047,822,442
Recipient Amount Varies according to allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding is based on a federal three-part formula: December 1999 California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS) pupil count, ages six through twenty-one years, and identified on an Individualized Education Program (IEP); 2011 K-12 enrollment (Public and Private); and 2011 K-12 poverty (Free and Reduced Meal Counts).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date November 1, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsLocal Assistance Entitlements Grant FY2012-13 []
Other Initial payment will be issued upon receipt of signed Certification of Acceptance of Grant Conditions on the Grant Award Notification.


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: April 22, 2013

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