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Special Education: Mental Health Services (State)

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to support all mental health-related services to students with or without an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and as described in the California Education Code (EC) Section 56836.07 and EC Section 56363.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funds must be used to support all mental health-related services to students with or without an individualized education program.
Other Eligibility Considerations Local educational agencies must have an approved SELPA local plan on file with the California Department of Education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 56836.07; Budget item 6100-161-0001(14)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6546 / 8590
Total Available $380,907,000
Recipient Amount Statewide SELPAs: Approximately $64.56 per ADA; LA Court School: Approximately $0.48 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are based on ADA reported for the 2019-20 Second Principal (P-2) Apportionment. The first apportionment of 50 percent of the appropriated funds will be calculated and apportioned in the fall 2020. A second apportionment of the remaining 50 percent of funds will be apportioned in the spring 2021. An adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA.

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Due Date Unavailable
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Program Stacey Wedin, 916-327-0844,
Fiscal Tami Lam, 916-322-4664,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)
Last Modified: November 24, 2020
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