The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, completed its application for FFY 2013 federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446.
The state application was available for 60 days and public written comment was accepted for at least 30 days prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Written comments were accepted between March 1 and March 31, 2013, and were considered.
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). In addition, the state application is now a chart indicating the allocation of federal funds, a list identifying any rule, regulation, or policy that is state-imposed (not required by IDEA or Federal regulations) and, a new section, Maintenance of State Financial Support. The state must now provide the total amount of State financial support made available for special education and related services for children with disabilities by the most recent two State fiscal years. 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 (DOC; Posted 01-Feb-2013)
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 (DOC; Posted 01-Feb-2013) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (XLS; Posted 26-Jul-2012)
The estimate of how the state intends to utilize these funds. The final FFY 2013 allocation will be available after the California Legislature passes, and the Governor approves, the 2013-14 state budget. Until that time, the FFY 2012 Use of Funds Part B of IDEA is provided.
- Section IV - State Administration (Updated 19-Apr-2013)
List of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state-imposed and are not required by the IDEA of 2004 or federal regulations.
- Section V - Maintenance of State Financial Support (DOC; Posted 01-Feb-2013)
The state must now provide the total amount of State financial support made available for special education and related services for children with disabilities by the most recent two State fiscal years (e.g. 2010-11 and 2011-12). These amounts will be provided here when they become available.