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Special Education: Out-of-Home Care

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program provides funding to each Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for pupils residing in group homes and six other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundaries.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
All SELPAs are eligible for this funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Funding for each SELPA is based on the pupil or bed count data collected by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1st of each year for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
California Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Budget Item 6110-161-0001(1)(6)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6500 / 8311
Total Available $154,442,000
Recipient
Amount
See allocation formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Funding for the group home (GH) is based on the number of beds (capacity) multiplied by the funding rate for the GH’s rate classification level (RCL), ranging from level 3 to level 14, depending on the level of severity. In addition, funding for the six facility types (foster family home, foster family agency, small family home, community care facility, intermediate care facility, and skilled nursing facility) is based on the number of pupils at each facility multiplied by its RCL rate. A 0.85% COLA increase is applied to the calculation for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Important Dates

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

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ohcapptdat.asp
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 year’s P-1 certification).

Contacts

Program Halena Le
Phone : 916-323-6195
E-mail : hle@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Shelley Goode
Phone : 916-324-4530
E-mail : sgoode@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-324-4541
Fax : 916-322-5102

Last Modified: July 29, 2014

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