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Alternate Dispute Resolution

Funding Description

Funds are used by local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and test procedures, materials, and training to support alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in special education. Parents or guardians of students with disabilities, LEAs, and special education local plan areas (SELPAs) may utilize the ADR program to resolve disputes at the local level.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs participating in the program are eligible upon successful completion of an approved ADR grant application. They are required to develop and participate in local alternate dispute resolution activities as part of a regional consortia.
Other Eligibility Considerations Selected LEAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data concerning ADR expenditures, along with information about the development and testing of procedures, materials, and training for ADR in special education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6100-161-0890, Schedule 2, Provision 2; Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Code of Federal Regulations 34, Part B, Section 611; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3395 / 8182
Total Available $300,000
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The total grant funding is provided to each grantee based on varying levels of ADR services provided to the LEAs, students, parents, and others.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date February 26, 2021

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsAlternate Dispute Resolution []
Other Unavailable


Program Michael Wimberly, 916-319-0377,
Fiscal Jaime Dempsey, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-327-3506,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-1323 (phone), 916-445-4108 (fax)
Last Modified: March 12, 2021
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