The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, completed its application for FFY 2012 federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446.
The state application was available for at least 60 days and public written comment accepted for at least 60 days prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Written comments were accepted between February 1 and March 31, 2012.
The IDEA, as amended in 2004, changed the content for the state’s application. The state plan or description of current policy is replaced with a series of assurances, certifications of federal policies as detailed by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), a chart indicating the allocation of federal funds, and a list identifying any rule, regulation, or policy that is state-imposed (not required by IDEA or Federal regulations). OSEP requires the state to follow this application process for funding.
- Section I - Submission Statement for Part B of IDEA and
Section II - Assurances Related to Policies and Procedures (Posted 01-Feb-2012; DOC)
The state makes the assurances that it has policies and procedures in place as required by IDEA.
- Section III - Description of Use of Funds Part B of IDEA (Posted 01-Feb-2012; DOC) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (Posted 26-Jul-2012; XLS)
The estimate of how the state intends to utilize these funds is based upon the Budget Act of 2012 that was passed by the California Legislature and approved by the Governor.
- Section IV - State Administration (Updated 19-Apr-2012)
List of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state-imposed and are not required by the IDEA of 2004 or federal regulations.