California's Annual State Application for 2017Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be submitted by May 12, 2017, for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017.
The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, has completed its preliminary application for FFY 2017 federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446.
The state application is available for 60 days and public written comment will be accepted for at least 30 days prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The date for written comments will be accepted and posted at a later time.
The IDEA established the content for the state’s application. Section I is comprised of the state’s Submission Statement for Part B of the IDEA. Section II of the state application includes a series of assurances and certifications of federal policies as detailed by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). In addition, the state application also includes 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). Maintenance of State Financial Support (Section V) is not part of the eligibility requirement for the state. 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 06-Mar-2017)
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 06-Mar-2017) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (XLS; Posted 18-Feb-2016)
This section will be updated at a later time. The estimate of how the state intends to utilize these funds. The final FFY 2017 allocation will be available after the California Legislature passes, and the Governor approves, the 2016–17 state budget. Until that time, the FFY 2016 Use of Funds Part B of IDEA is a preliminary estimate.
- Section IV - State Administration (Posted 06-Mar-2017)
List of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state-imposed and are not required by the IDEA of 2004 or federal regulations. (Posted 06-Mar-2017)
- Section V is not part of the eligibility requirement for the state. The state will 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. 2014–15 and 2015–16). At this time, the California Department of Education (CDE) has not calculated the final state special education apportionments for FY 2015 or 2016. Thus, the amounts shown for the Maintenance of State Financial Support for FY 2015 and FY 2016 are preliminary and based upon the most current certified special education appropriation amounts. Section V amounts will be provided later, when available.