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Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Demonstration Project

Funding Description

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) demonstration project will provide $20,000 in funding to train Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff on the use of the CANS framework. The CANS is a communimetric tool meant to facilitate the understanding of the needs and strengths of an individual. The CANS is used by mental health clinicians and county mental health and social services agencies. Training local educational agency staff in the use of the CANS will lead to greater communication between local agencies providing mental health services to students.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The Santa Clarita Valley SELPA has already developed plans for training staff on the use of the CANS. This SELPA volunteered to run a demonstration project for the use of the CANS through work done as a member of the Assembly Bill 114 Transition Work Group.
Other Eligibility Considerations Implementation of the CANS framework.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Five to twenty–two.


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0890 Schedule 6
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3372 / 8182
Total Available $20,000
Recipient Amount $20,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Santa Clarita Valley SELPA will receive $20,000 to implement a CANS demonstration project.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 18, 2013

Additional Information

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Background Unavailable
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Program Renzo Bernales, Education Programs Consultant, 916-327-3637,
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-327-3530,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: March 8, 2013

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