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AB 114, Demonstration Project for Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths

Funding Description

Assembly Bill 114, Demonstration Project for Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) will provide funding to train Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff on the use of the CANS framework and set up a Community of Practice for users. 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 selected SELPAs have agreed to run a demonstration project on the use of the CANS and develop a Community of Practice for CANS users.
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 6110-001-0890, Provision 34
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5810 / 8182
Total Available $60,000
Recipient Amount $30,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date July 15, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsAssembly Bill 114, DPCANS FY2012/13 []
Other Unavailable


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: July 1, 2013

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