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Infant Discretionary Funds

Funding Description

These funds are established for direct early education services for infants who have disabilities. In the past, these funds were used to offset shortfalls in the growth appropriation for infants. With the implementation of the Early Intervention Program (Part C), the California Department of Education reserved these funds to address unanticipated direct service impacts of transitioning to the new Part C program.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA) with approved Local Plans are the only eligible recipients to receive these funds for direct early education services for infants who have disabilities.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, Infant


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule 1 Provision 12
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6515 / 8590
Total Available $1,949,693
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula SELPA per child basis, using the most recent December special education pupil count.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date June 30, 2014

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsInfant Discretionary Funds Grant FY2013/14 []
Other Unavailable


Program Chris Essman, Education Programs Consultant, 916-327-3507,
Fiscal Tami Leise, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-327-3675,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-4613 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: July 2, 2014

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