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Home » Policy & Funding » Special Education » Applying for Safety Net Funding

Applying for Safety Net Funding

Safety net funding is available to school districts with a demonstrated capacity for Special Education funding in excess of state and federal funding otherwise provided. The Safety Net Application Bulletin discusses allocated funding, the application process, deadlines, committee members, and more! 

Application Forms

Please review and email Safety Net if you have any questions!

Update Log
2/11/22 - Fixed error on reconciliation tab for county district numbers starting with zero. Applicants should only re-download if this error is applied to their LEA.

  • Safety Net Certification (posted 11/16/2021): Must complete for both High-Need Individuals and Community Impact Safety Net funding.
  • Individuals Summary (posted 11/16/2021): Must complete for High-Need Individuals only.

Submitting Applications

Applications are submitted via a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) site. There are many versions of this type of software, but OSPI recommends the free version of CoreFTP. Work with your LEA's IT department to install this software. Contact the Safety Net Team to set up an SFTP account if you do not already have one.

Once the application files are uploaded to the SFTP, complete the application submission form. This form notifies the Safety Net team of your submission. A confirmation email will be sent within three business days of receipt. 

Training Opportunities

OSPI Organized Training

  • Contact the Safety Net Team if you want to set up one-on-one Safety Net training.

Training Materials

Please note: Some of these examples include redacted IEP matrices that were provided by a local district. We are in no way endorsing how information is reported on the matrices but merely using the example to show how we would report the information on Worksheet C.

Past Application Summaries