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Special Education Resource Leads

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Erin Rodrigues, Education Programs Consultant, email:, phone: 916-445-4559

Downloading Questions: Nellie Amaro, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst, email:, phone: 916-327-3679

Document Description
Announcement Letter
Letter announcing the availability of funds for the Special Education Resource Leads.
Request for Application (DOCX) Application instructions for fiscal years 2023–28.
Appeal Process Information on submitting an appeal.
Frequently Asked Questions Questions and answers about the Special Education Resource Leads RFA and application process.
Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 23:31) Recording of the Technical Assistance webinar hosted on January 5, 2023.
Webinar Powerpoint (PPTX) Powerpoint presentation from the webinar hosted on January 5, 2023.


Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted July-2022)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 26, 2023
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