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California's Annual State Application for 2018

Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to be submitted by May 18, 2018, for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018.

The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, completed its preliminary application for FFY 2018 federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446.

The state application was available for 60 days and public written comment was accepted for at least 30 days prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Written comments were accepted from March 21 to April 20, 2018.

The content for the IDEA state application is presented in five sections, as follows:

Section I - The state’s Submission Statement for Part B of IDEA.

Section II - A series of assurances and certifications of federal policies as detailed by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Section III - The description of use of IDEA funds maintained by the state for administration and other State activities. The administration and other State activities are listed on an Excel spreadsheet.

Section IV - The description of the Section 608(a) requirements States must meet in order to receive IDEA funds. This section requires states to provide a list of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state imposed but, not required by IDEA or Federal regulations.

Section V - The total amount of State financial support made available for special education and related services for children with disabilities in the most recent two State fiscal years.

Below are the links to the five sections of California’s FFY 2018 Annual State Application for IDEA funds.

  • Section I and Section II- Submission Statement for Part B of IDEA and Assurances Related to Policies and Procedures (DOCX; Updated 14-May-2018)
    The state makes the assurances that it has policies and procedures in place as required by IDEA.
  • Section III - Description of Use of Funds Part B of IDEA (Posted 15-Mar-2018) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (XLSX; Posted 30-Apr-2018)
    The state provides a description of the use of IDEA funds maintained by the state for administration and for other State activities. The administration and other State activities are listed on an Excel spreadsheet. Please note OSEP is allowing States to post California’s Excel Spreadsheet used for its FFY 2017 Application because Congress has not finalized appropriations for FFY 2018.
  • Section IV - State Administration (Posted 15-Mar-2018) and List of state statutes, regulations, or policies (Updated 14-May-2018)
    The description of the Section 608(a) requirements States must meet in order to receive IDEA funds. This section requires states to provide a list of state statutes, regulations, or policies that are state imposed but are not required by IDEA or Federal regulations.
  • Section V – State Maintenance of Financial Support
    The total amount of State financial support made available for special education and related services for children with disabilities in the most recent two State fiscal years. This Section is not part of the eligibility requirement for the state.Section V amounts are available upon written request at PartBapp@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Chris Essman | PartBapp@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-3507
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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