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California's Annual State Application for 2020

Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to be submitted by May 15, 2020, for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020.

The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, completed its preliminary application for FFY 2020 federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended in 2004, Public Law 108-446.

The state application is available for 60 days and public written comment will be accepted for at least 30 days prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Written comments will be accepted from March 30 to April 30, 2020.

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.

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 2020 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; Posted 11-Mar-2020)
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 11-Mar-2020) and Excel Interactive Spreadsheet (XLSX; Posted 11-Mar-2020)
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.

Section IV - State Administration (Posted 11-Mar-2020) and List of state statutes, regulations, or policies (Updated 11-Mar-2019)
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.

Questions:   Chris Essman | PartBapp@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-3507
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 13, 2020
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