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Special Education Extraordinary Cost Pool for NPS/LCI and Mental Health Services


Funding Description

As part of the Special Education Assembly Bill (AB) 602 formula, the Extraordinary Cost Pool (ECP) program reimburses special education local plan areas (SELPAs) for extraordinary costs of single placements in nonpublic, nonsectarian schools (NPS) and special education-related services for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions (LCI). This program also reimburses necessary small SELPAs defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 56212, for extraordinary costs 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 SELPAs that have extraordinary cost of single placements in NPS and related services in LCI and necessary small SELPAs that have extraordinary costs associated with mental health services 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)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6500 / 8311
Total Available $20,000,000
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.

Funds shall be first available to fully reimburse extraordinary costs associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services for necessary small SELPAs (NSS), as defined in EC Section 56212. The threshold amount for 2022-23 for NSS is the lesser of $90,504.67 or one percent of the SELPA's net entitlement for the 2019-20 fiscal year. For NSS ECP for Mental Health (NSS ECPMH) funding details, refer to NSS ECPMH web page.

Remaining funds shall be available for reimbursements for placements in NPS, pursuant to EC Section 56836.21, and pupils residing in LCIs. The threshold amount for 2022-23 for SELPAs that are not considered NSS as defined in EC Section 56836.21 is $90,504.67. This is equal to the 2021-22 threshold plus the 2022-23 cost-of-living adjustment of 6.56 percent. If the total reimbursable amount exceeds the current year appropriation, all claims will be prorated. For ECP funding details, refer to the ECP web page.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date October 30, 2023
Expected Notification Date February 20, 2024

Additional Information

Application Principal Apportionment Data Collection [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/sf/pa/]
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding for Extraordinary Cost Pool 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 First Principal Apportionment certification).

Contacts

Program Halena Le, 916-323-6195, hle@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Tami Lam, 916-322-4664, tlam@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-324-4541
Last Modified: August 31, 2023
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