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Funding Description

The state budget authorizes the Department of Education to allocate excess general funds to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for the operation of programs for infants and toddlers with solely low incidence disabilities. Programs and services for infants and toddlers who are deaf, blind, or orthopedically impaired are provided by solely low incidence grant funds. This grant should be used to cover excess costs of providing services under Part C of IDEA for infants and toddlers with low incidence disabilities.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria These grant funds are allocated to SELPAs who demonstrate that the required and supplemental cost of implementing Part C for infants and toddlers with low incidence disabilities were not fully covered by their base, Federal Part C grant. To qualify, a SELPA must demonstrate that it serves more infants and toddlers than they were funded in their Federal Part C grant.
Other Eligibility Considerations A SELPA must serve more infants and toddlers with SLI conditions than they served in the 1992-93 fiscal year. These funds can only be allocated if the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C funds received from the Department of Developmental Services are fully expended.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Schedule 2 Provision 9
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2005-06
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3385 / 8590
Total Available $1,500,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Once IDEA Part C funds are fully allocated, the additional general funds are allocated to eligible programs that demonstrate that they have incurred costs (required by Part C) that are in excess of their Part C allocation.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date October 17, 2006

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Darlene Helbling, 916-322-0581,
Fiscal Beckie Robinson, 916-327-3530,
Division Special Education Division, 916-445-8512 (phone), 916-327-5233 (fax)
Last Modified: August 3, 2007

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