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Alternate Dispute Resolution Expansion

Funding Description

Funds are used by local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and test procedures, materials, and conduct training to address mediation and other alternate dispute resolution (ADR) practices in special education. Parents or guardians of students with disabilities, LEAs, and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) may use mediation and ADR practices 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 ADR activities/trainings as part of a regional consortia.
Other Eligibility Considerations Selected LEAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data related to ADR activities, 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 $1,649,913
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The total available award amount is divided equally among selected local educational agencies.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date November 30, 2020

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsAlternate Dispute Resolution Expansion Program []
Other Michael Wimberly, Education Programs Consultant, 916-319-0377,


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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