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Special Education: Out-of-Home Care

Funding Description

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program provides funding to each Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for pupils residing in group homes and six other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundaries.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for this funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Funding for each SELPA is based on the pupil or bed count data collected by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1st of each year for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Budget Item 6110-161-0001(1)(6)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $157,826,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding for the group home (GH) is based on the number of beds (capacity) multiplied by the funding rate for the GH’s rate classification level (RCL), ranging from level 3 to level 14, depending on the level of severity. In addition, funding for the six facility types (foster family home, foster family agency, small family home, community care facility, intermediate care facility, and skilled nursing facility) is based on the number of pupils at each facility multiplied by its RCL rate. A 1.565% COLA increase is applied to the calculation for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2014

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Out-of-Home Care []
Funding ResultsSpecial Education Out-of-Home Care Program []
Other Funds are paid through the Principal Apportionment. Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 20th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by July 2nd and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (with that year’s P-1 certification).


Program Halena Le, 916-323-6195,
Fiscal Shelley Goode, 916-324-4530,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: June 24, 2014

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