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IDEA, Part B, Section 619, Special Education Federal Preschool Grant

Funding Description

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Federal Preschool Grant funds are specifically allocated for special education and services to children with disabilities for preschool children ages three, four, and five.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria To receive funds, a local educational agency (LEA) must submit to the California Department of Education a local plan (application) that contains assurances that are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
Other Eligibility Considerations LEAs must account for these funds as expenditures for pupils with an individualized education plan and for the provision of the special education and related services required by students with disabilities in order to benefit from a public education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5, (non-kindergarten)


Legal Authority Public Law 108446, IDEA, Part B, Section 619; Budget Item 61101610890, Schedule (5); Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 84.173A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3315 / 8182
Total Available $32,632,577
Recipient Amount Varies according to allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding is based on a federal three-part formula: the California 1997 special education enrollment population (ages 321); the California 2012 K12 public and private school enrollment; and the California 2012 K12 poverty enrollment (Free and Reduced Meal Counts).

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 28, 2014

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsFederal Preschool Grant FY2013-14 []
Other Initial payment will be issued upon receipt of signed Certification of Acceptance of Grant Conditions on the Grant Award Notification.


Program Chris Essman, Education Program Consultant, 916-327-3507,
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-327-3530,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: February 27, 2014

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