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Special Education: Extraordinary Cost Pool


Funding Description

As part of the Special Education AB 602 formula, this program reimburses Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) for extraordinary costs of single placements in nonpublic, nonsectarian schools (NPS) after 1997-98, and special education and related services for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions (LCI). Single placement costs in excess of the annual threshold amount will be reimbursed, subject to available funds.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria SELPAs that have extraordinary cost of single placements in NPS after 1997-98, and related services in LCI are eligible.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority California Education Code Section 56836.21; Budget Item 6100-161-0001(1)(16)(b)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $3,000,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Costs for a single placement in excess of the applicable threshold amount will be eligible for reimbursement. The threshold amount for 2019-20 for SELPAs that are not considered necessary small SELPAs as defined in California Education Code Section 56836.21 is $81,627.73. This is equal to the 2018-19 threshold plus the 2019-20 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 3.26 percent. The threshold amount for the 2019-20 fiscal year for necessary small SELPAs is the lesser of $81,627.73 or one percent of the SELPA's subtotal apportionment (sum of the base, COLA, and growth). If the total reimbursable amount exceeds the current year appropriation, all claims will be prorated. Note: In addition to the current year appropriation, any funds not used for Necessary Small SELPA's Extraordinary Cost Pool for Mental Health Services are made available for this program, if needed. (For additional information, refer to the Necessary Small SELPA's Extraordinary Cost Pool for Mental Health Services Funding Profile.)

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date October 30, 2020
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2021

Additional Information

Application Principal Apportionment Data Collection 201920 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/sf/pa/padcsw1920.asp]
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Special Education [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/]
Other Funding for Extraordinary Cost Pool claims are allocated at the Annual Certification of the Principal Apportionment, which is certified by February 20th in the following fiscal year (with that year's P-1 certification).

Contacts

Program Halena Le, 916-323-6195, hle@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Tami Lam, 916-324-4541, TLam@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)
Last Modified: September 8, 2020
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