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Special Education: Mental Health Services (State)

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to Special Education Local Plan (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to support mental health services provided to special education students by SELPAs, in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funds must be exclusively used to support mental health services that are included with an individualized education program (IEP).
Other Eligibility Considerations Local educational agencies must have an approved SELPA local plan on file with the CDE.
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 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6512 / 8590
Total Available $385,761,000
Recipient Amount Statewide SELPAs: Approximately $65.14 per ADA; LA Court School: Approximately $0.48 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are based on ADA reported for the Second Principal Apportionment (P-2). The initial apportionment of 50 percent of the appropriated funds is calculated based on the 2018-19 P-2 statewide SELPA ADA of 5,912,876.73. An adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA. A second apportionment of 25 percent of the appropriated funds, also based off of 2018-19 P-2 ADA, will be made in the spring 2020. Funding will be adjusted to reflect the ADA reported for 2019-20 P-2 and the remaining funds will be apportioned in summer 2020.

Important Dates

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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: September 26, 2019
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