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Special Education: Out-of-Home Care


Funding Description

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program provides funding through the Special Education AB 602 formula to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for pupils residing in group homes (GH) and other types of facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundaries.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for this funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Per Assembly Bill 99 (Ch. 15/2017), funding for each SELPA is based on the bed count data for GH and foster pupil count data that were used in the 2016–17 fiscal year. Funding for Community Care, Intermediate Care, and Skilled Nursing facilities is based on pupil count data collected by the Department of Developmental Services as of April 1, 2018 for children and youth ages 3 to 21.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority California Education Code sections 56836.165, 56836.173; Budget Item 6100-161-0001(1)(4)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $140,428,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding for the 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 other facility types (foster family home, resource 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. A 1.56% cost-of-living adjustment is provided for the 2017–18 fiscal year.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2018

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Out-of-Home Care [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/ohcapptdat.asp]
Funding ResultsRes-17: Special Education OHC Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/ohc17result.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).

Contacts

Program Principal Apportionment Section, 916-324-4541, pase@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Principal Apportionment Section, 916-324-4541, pase@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-4544 (fax)
Last Modified: June 11, 2018
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