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Special Education Learning Recovery Support

Funding Description

One-time fund apportioned to special education local plan areas (SELPAs) based on pupils with exceptional needs as reported in Fall 1 Census for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years. The purpose of these funds is to provide learning recovery support to pupils, as defined in Assembly Bill 130, Section 161, associated with impacts to learning due to school disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency during the period of March 13, 2020, to September 1, 2021, inclusive.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for this funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 3-22


Legal Authority Section 161 of Assembly Bill 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6537 / 8590
Total Available $450,000,000
Recipient Amount Per-pupil rate of $559.1909873325
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Calculation is based on a per pupil amount by dividing the appropriated budget by the total statewide number of pupils with exceptional needs, using the greater of Fall 1 Census as of 2019-20 or 2020-21 fiscal years. An apportionment is calculated for each SELPA by multiplying the per pupil amount by the total number of pupils with exceptional needs for the member local educational agency. Calculation is performed based on a comparison of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years SELPA level pupil counts.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date August 31, 2021

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Learning Recovery Support []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-21: Special Education LRS []
Other Unavailable


Program John Burch, 916-445-4891,
Fiscal Tami Lam, 916-322-4664,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)
Last Modified: August 30, 2021
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