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Special Education: Mental Health Services

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to provide mental health services required by an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and before referring a student to a county mental health agency for services.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Sections 56331 (Chapter 493, Statutes of 2004), 56836.06, 56836.07; Budget Item 6110-161-0001, Provision 18, (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2006); Senate Bill 1895 (Chapter 493, Statutes of 2004)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8590
Total Available $31,000,000
Recipient Amount $5.2010272223 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The apportionment is for $3,100.000. It equals the remaining 10 percent of the total budget appropriation of $31,000,000. The first 90 percent ($27.9 million) of the appropriation was paid in December 2006. The apportionment is calculated based on the ADA reported for the 2006-07 second principle apportionment (P-2) with a statewide SELPA ADA of 5,946,121.83. An appropriate adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date December 15, 2006

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Other Additional Information: The ADA rate for the LA Court School SELPA's is $0.046928486.


Program Bounthay Bouttavong, 916-327-3507,
Fiscal Stephanie Lo, 916-323-6195,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-322-5102 (fax)
Last Modified: December 27, 2007
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