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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Funds are used by local educational agencies (LEAs) through the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to develop and test procedures, materials, and training to support alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in special education. Parent or guardians of students with disabilities, LEAs, and SELPAs may utilize the ADR program to resolve disputes at the local level.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
LEAs participating for 201314 are eligible if they received a grant in the previous year based on a review of the amount expended. They are required to develop and participate in local alternative dispute resolution inside of their Special Education Local Plan Agencies (SELPA), and outside of their SELPA at the request of the California Department of Education (CDE). LEAs for 201314 will be granted funds based on CDE's selection.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Selected LEAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data concerning ADR expenditures, training, and activities to the CDE.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Act Item 6110-161-0890, Schedule 4 Provision 2; Public Law 108446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Code of Federal Regulations 34, Part B, Section 611; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
3395 / 8182
Total Available $300,000
Recipient
Amount
$15,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula The total grant funding of $300,000 is divided equally among the 20 eligible agencies.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
October 12, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#13007
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/leagrnts.asp#13007
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r18/adr13result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Debra Babyak, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone : 916-327-3697
E-mail : dbabyak@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Debbie Rizzo, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone : 916-327-3676
E-mail : drizzo@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone : 916-323-1323
Fax : 916-445-4108

Last Modified: October 1, 2013

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