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Special Education Resource Leads

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

Funding Description

The Special Education Resource Leads is established under Assembly Bill 178, Section 179, allocates the Special Education Resource Leads, $12 million to be allocated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to special education local plan areas selected pursuant to Section 52073.2 of the Education Code to provide technical assistance to local educational agencies as defined in Section 52071 of the Education Code.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be a county office of education (COE), special education local plan area (SELPA) or an appropriate partnership or consortia of COEs and/or SELPAs. Applicants must provide statewide representation and meet the requirements in the Request for Application (RFA).
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Assembly Bill 178, Section 179, Provision 20 Education Code Section 52071 and 52073.2 Grant period 2023-28
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6545 / 8590
Total Available $12,000,000
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The funding amounts will be determined based on individual needs, approved budget, available funds, and statutory requirements.

Important Dates

Date Application Available December 15, 2022
Due Date January 31, 2023
Expected Notification Date July 21, 2023

Additional Information

Application Special Education Resource Lead RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsRecip-23: SERL Grant []
Other Unavailable


Program Erin Rodrigues, Education Programs Consultant, 916-445-4559,
Fiscal Nellie Amaro, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, 916-327-3679,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-2409 (phone), 916-323-9781 (fax)
Last Modified: July 21, 2023
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