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Necessary Small SELPAs ECP for Mental Health Services

This program reimburses necessary small Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) as defined in California Education Code Section 56212, for extraordinary cost pool associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services. Costs of placements and services for single students in excess of the annual threshold amount will be reimbursed, subject to available funds.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Necessary small SELPAs as defined in California Education Code Section 56212 are eligible.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
California Education Code Section 56836.21; Budget item 6110-161-0001(1)(21)(a)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6500 / 8311
Total Available $3,000,000
Recipient
Amount
See allocation formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Costs of placements and services for single students in excess of the applicable threshold amount will be eligible for reimbursement. The threshold amount for the 2014-15 fiscal year for necessary small SELPAs is the lesser of $75,017.54 or one percent of the SELPA’s subtotal apportionment (sum of the base, COLA, and growth). Single placement costs applied towards the threshold for reimbursements from the extraordinary cost pool for nonpublic schools and licensed children’s institutions will also be applied to this threshold.

If the total reimbursable amount exceeds the current year appropriation, funds will be used to first reimburse residential costs and claims for other mental health related costs will be prorated. If claims for residential costs exceed the current year appropriation, claims for residential costs will be prorated and remaining claims will not be reimbursed.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date December 1, 2015
Expected
Notification Date
February 19, 2016

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/index.asp
Other Funding for Necessary Small SELPA’s Extraordinary Cost Pool for Mental Health claims are allocated at the Annual Certification of the Principal Apportionment.

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: August 11, 2014

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