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Special Education Alternate Dispute Resolution Grant

Funding Description

Funds are used to develop and test procedures, materials, and training to support special education alternate dispute resolution (SPED ADR). Parents or guardians of students with disabilities, local educational agencies (LEAs), and special education local plan areas (SELPAs) may utilize the SPED ADR program to resolve disputes at the local level.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria All SELPAs are eligible for this funding. SELPAs participating in the program are eligible upon successful completion of an approved SPED ADR grant application. They are required to develop and participate in local alternate dispute resolution activities as part of a regional consortia.
Other Eligibility Considerations Selected SELPAs are required to collect, maintain, and provide data concerning SPED ADR expenditures, along with information about the development and testing of procedures, materials, and training for SPED ADR in special education.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6100-161-0890, Schedule 2, Provision 2; Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Code of Federal Regulations 34, Part B, Section 611; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.027A
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2023-24
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3395 / 8182
Total Available $1,925,000
Recipient Amount $14,807
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The total grant award is apportioned equally among all of the participating SELPAs.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date September 22, 2023

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Educational Agency Grants []
Fiscal Local Educational Agency Grants []
Funding Results2023-24 SPED ADR Grant Funding Result  []
Other Unavailable


Program Samantha Roan, Education Programs Consultant, 916-327-3674,
Fiscal Samantha Roan, Education Programs Consultant, 916-327-3674,
Division Special Education Division, 916-323-2409 (phone), 916-323-9781 (fax)
Last Modified: September 8, 2023
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