Special State Reserve Funds (SSRF)
Purpose of Program
A reserve is established to use when all available state, federal and local resources have been exhausted. They are to be used for emergency situations, such as high-cost children or severely disabled children.
These funds are made available to local education agencies and charter schools for high-cost children with disabilities ages 3-21 entering their system after all funds have been committed. Children with disabilities in state-operated programs and corrections do not receive these funds.
The application for these funds is approved by the consultant in the disability category of the child in the application when possible. Agencies are notified of status of application and the amount of funds to be received is forwarded to Financial Services for allocation to LEA.
Amount of Funds Per Child
The amount per child is based on the services requested. Requests range from teacher personnel to educational supplies and equipment.