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Special State Reserve Funds (SSRF)

To apply for and submit a special grant application, please visit: Submission is due by May 15th.


Purpose of Program
Special State Reserve funds are for emergency situations for children with disabilities. Often, a high-needs child will move into a Local Education Agency (LEA) or charter school after budgets are set and funds are committed. This situation places a fiscal burden on the LEA/Charter School to secure needed funds for special education and related services for these children.

Children Served

These funds are made available to local education agencies and charter schools for high-cost children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 who are newly enrolled in the LEA/charter school after all funds have been committed. Children with disabilities in state-operated programs and corrections do not receive these funds.

Application Process
The application is submitted by LEA/Charter School, then reviewed for approval by the Special Programs and Data Section of the Exceptional Children Division. LEAs are notified of status of application, and the amount of funds to be received is forwarded to Financial Services for allocation to the LEA. 

Amount of Funds Per Child
The amount per child is based on the services requested. Requests support the child’s educational and related services needs.

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