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Special Education Alternate Dispute Resolution

Funding Description

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


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for this funding. SELPAs participating in the program are eligible upon successful completion of an approved SPED 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 SELPAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data concerning SPED ADR expenditures, along with information about the development and testing of procedures, materials, and training for SPED 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 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3395 / 8182
Total Available $1,950,000
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Calculation is based on six SELPA ranges based on prior year special education counts and a weighted SELPA dues amount. A grant is calculated by multiplying the weighted dues amount for each range by the total grant amount to determine the grant amount per SELPA in each range.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding ResultsSpecial Education Alternate Dispute Resolution  []
Other Unavailable


Program Samantha Roan, Education Programs Assistant, 916-327-3674,
Fiscal Julie Toy, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-322-1767,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-2409 (phone), 916-323-9781 (fax)
Last Modified: February 3, 2023
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