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Special Education State Preschool Grant

Funding Description

This is a one-time state funded Preschool Grant specifically allocated for special education and related services to children with disabilities under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for preschool children ages three, four, and five. The Preschool Grant Program provides funding for special education and services to children with disabilities ages three through 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 Budget Item 61101610001, Schedule (1), Provision (24)
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6513 / 8590
Total Available $2,066,000
Recipient Amount Varies according allocation formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Pursuant to Section 56838 of the California Education Code, the IDEA allocation formula components are 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 April 1, 2014

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
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 Programs 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: March 18, 2014
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