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Individualized Education Program Facilitation Network-Request for Proposal

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Senate Bill 129 requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with an institution of higher education or a nongovernmental organization with expertise in individualized education program (IEP) facilitation and alternative dispute resolution in special education in California to develop the model for an IEP facilitation network. The model developed shall delineate policies and procedures to ensure that the IEP facilitation services are provided by neutral, trained facilitators in compliance with relevant state and federal law. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being rebid. It is anticipated that legislation will be amending the original contract timelines.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Eligible applicants must be an institution of higher education or a nongovernmental organization. Eligible applicants are required to have expertise in IEP facilitation and alternative dispute resolution in special education in California.
Other Eligibility Considerations Please refer to the minimum qualifications detailed in the RFP.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority 2021 Budget Act (Senate Bill 129, Item 6100-001-0890, Provision 41)
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes N/A / N/A
Total Available $300,000
Recipient Amount $300,000 contract with a designated $50,000 for a specific subcontract
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 16, 2022
Due Date February 1, 2023
Expected Notification Date March 20, 2023

Additional Information

Application IEP Facilitation Network - Request For Proposal []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Sherry Rickenbach, Education Programs Consultant, 916-323-9782,
Fiscal Julie Toy, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-322-1767,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-2409 (phone), 916-323-9781 (fax)
Last Modified: November 17, 2022
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