Special Education: Out-of-Home Care
Funding DescriptionThe Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program provides funding to each Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for pupils residing in group homes and six other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundaries.
|Eligible Applicants||Local educational agencies|
|Required Eligibility Criteria||All SELPAs are eligible for this funding.|
|Other Eligibility Considerations||Funding for each SELPA is based on the following:
• Group homes: bed count data (capacity) collected by the Department of Social Services as of December 31, 2016.
• All other facilities types: pupil count data collected by the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1, 2017 for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
|Eligible Grade Level(s)||Not applicable|
|Eligible Age Level(s)||Not applicable|
|Legal Authority||California Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Budget Item 6100-161-0001(1)(4)|
|Source / Type||State / Apportionment|
|State Fiscal Year||2016-17|
|SACS Resource / Revenue Codes||6500 / 8311|
|Recipient Amount||See allocation formula|
|Allocation Formula||Funding for the group home (GH) is based on the number of beds (capacity) multiplied by the funding rate for the GH’s rate classification level (RCL), ranging from level 3 to level 14, depending on the level of severity. In addition, funding for the six facility types (foster family home, foster family agency, small family home, community care facility, intermediate care facility, and skilled nursing facility) is based on the number of pupils at each facility multiplied by its RCL rate. The 2016-17 RCL rate is equal to the 2015-16 RCL rate because the statutory cost-of-living adjustment is zero for 2016-17 fiscal year.|
|Date Application Available||Unavailable|
|Expected Notification Date||February 20, 2017|
|Fiscal||Out-of-Home Care [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ohcapptdat.asp]|
|Other||Funds are paid through the Principal Apportionment. Principal Apportionment amounts are calculated three times for each fiscal year: the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) is certified by February 20th, the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2) is certified by June 25th and the Annual calculation is certified by February 20th of the following year (with that year’s P-1 certification).|
|Program||Principal Apportionment Section, 916-324-4541, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fiscal||Principal Apportionment Section, 916-324-4541, email@example.com|
|Division||School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)|
Last Modified: July 27, 2018