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Mental Health Services to Special Education Students

Funding Description

Funding supports mental health services provided to Special Education Students by Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs), in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funds must be exclusively used to support mental health services that are included within an individualized education program (IEP).
Other Eligibility Considerations Grantees must provide documentation with sufficient detail to enable California Department of Education (CDE) to establish a link between the services claimed and each student’s IEP. Local educational agencies must have an approved Special Education Local Plan Area local plan on file with the CDE.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, 0-21 Years


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6110-161-0890, Schedule (4) Provision 7.5; Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, Section 611; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3327 / 8182
Total Available $51,750,000
Recipient Amount Varies according to funding formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Assembly Bill 1497, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2012, requires CDE to allocate funds consistent with an allocation plan summarized in Provision 7.5 of Budget Act Item 6110-161-0890.

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 []
Other Unavailable


Program Stacey Wofford, 916-327-0844,
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo, 916-327-3676,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-1323 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: October 24, 2012

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