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 (Section III), a list identifying any rule, regulation, or policy that is state-imposed (not required by IDEA or Federal regulations) (Section IV) and, a new section, Maintenance of State Financial Support. The state must now provide in Section V 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 17-Jun-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 17-Jun-2013) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (XLS; Posted 17-Jun-2013)
The estimate of how the state intends to utilize these funds is based upon the Budget Act of 2013.
- Section IV - State Administration | DOC (Updated 17-Jun-2013)
List of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state-imposed and are not required by the IDEA of 2004 or federal regulations. (Updated 18-Jun-2013)
- Section V - Maintenance of State Financial Support (DOC; Posted 17-Jun-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). At this time, the California Department of Education (CDE) has not calculated the final state special education apportionments for FY 2011 or 2012. Thus, the amounts shown below for the Maintenance of State Financial Support for FY 2011 and FY 2012 are preliminary and based upon the most current certified special education appropriation amounts. These amounts will be provided here when they become available later in the Winter of 2014.