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Necessary Small SELPAs ECP for Mental Health Services


Funding Description

As part of the Special Education AB 602 formula, this program reimburses necessary small Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) as defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 56212, for extraordinary cost pool (ECP) associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services. Costs of placements and services for single students in excess of the annual threshold amount will be reimbursed, subject to available funds.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Necessary small SELPAs as defined in EC Section 56212 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)(a)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
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 the 2020-21 fiscal year for necessary small SELPAs is the lesser of $81,627.73 or one percent of the SELPA's subtotal apportionment for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Single placement costs applied towards the threshold for reimbursements from the ECP for nonpublic schools and licensed children's institutions will also be applied to this threshold. If the total reimbursable amount exceeds the current year appropriation, funds will be used to first reimburse residential costs and claims for other mental health related costs will be prorated. If claims for residential costs exceed the current year appropriation, claims for residential costs will be prorated and remaining claims will not be reimbursed.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date November 1, 2021
Expected Notification Date February 18, 2022

Additional Information

Application Principal Apportionment Data Collection [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/sf/pa/]
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Necessary Small SELPA ECP for Mental Health [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/senssecpmh.asp]
Other Funding for Necessary Small SELPA's ECP for Mental Health 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 Halena Le, 916-323-6195, hle@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)
Last Modified: October 13, 2020
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