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Alternate Dispute Resolution

Funds are used by local educational agencies (LEAs) through the Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) to develop and test procedures, materials, and training to support alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in special education. Parents 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 in the program 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 alternate dispute resolutions both within and out of their SELPA, at the request of the California Department of Education (CDE).
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Selected LEAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data concerning ADR expenditures, training, and activities, and submit this informaiton 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 2 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 2014-15
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
August 15, 2014

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/adr14result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Tissy Simmons, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone : 916-327-3697
E-mail : tsimmons@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: August 19, 2014

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