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Special Education Mental Health Services (State)

Funding Description

Funds are apportioned to special education local plan areas (SELPAs) based on average daily attendance (ADA). They are used to support all mental health-related services to students with or without an individualized education program pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and as described in the California Education Code sections 56363 and 56836.07.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funds must be used to support all mental health-related services to students with or without an individualized education program.
Other Eligibility Considerations Local educational agencies must have an approved SELPA Local Plan on file with the California Department of Education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 56836.07; Budget item 6100-161-0001(14)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6546 / 8590
Total Available $396,334,000
Recipient Amount Statewide SELPAs: Approximately $67.18 per ADA; LA Court School: Approximately $0.49 per ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funds are based on ADA reported for the 2019-20 Second Principal Apportionment. The first apportionment of 50 percent of the appropriated funds will be calculated and apportioned in fall 2021. The remaining 50 percent of funds will be calculated and paid through the Principal Apportionment. An adjustment is made, consistent with existing law, for the Los Angeles Juvenile Court and Community School SELPA.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Mental Health Services []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRes-21: Special Education Mental Health Services []
Other Unavailable


Program Monica Pecarovich, 916-327-3535,
Fiscal Tami Lam, 916-322-4664,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541 (phone), 916-324-7141 (fax)
Last Modified: October 12, 2021
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