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Special Education: Infant Program

Funding Description

State funding for Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) that operate Early Education Programs for individuals with exceptional needs who are younger than three years of age.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria SELPAs who have historically received state funding for the infant program are the only eligible recipients. No new participants are allowed.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2


Legal Authority California Education Code sections 56425-56432; Budget Item 6110-161-0001(2)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6510 / 8311
Total Available $73,609,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The entitlement for the infant program equals the sum of all numbers of instructional personnel service units a SELPA allocates to its local educational agencies (LEAs) or LEA(s) of another SELPA, multiplied by the base rate of the type of classroom setting the instructional personnel service unit is served, plus the cost of aide for each type of class. A 0.85% COLA increase is applied to the calculation for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The three classroom settings which infants are served include: 1) Special Day Class (SDC): Severe/Non-Severe 2) Resource Specialist Program (RSP) 3) Designated Instruction and Service (DIS)

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2015

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Infant Entitlement []
Other Funds are paid through the Principal Apportionment. Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 20th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by June 20th and the Annual calculation is certified by February 19th of the following year (with that years P-1 certification).


Program Halena Le, 916-323-6195,
Fiscal Shelley Goode, 916-324-4530,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: July 29, 2014

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