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Applying for Safety Net Funding

State Oversight Committee Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates

  • Conditional Award Meeting: June 17-18, 2020, location TBD
  • Final Verification Meeting: August 12, 2020, location TBD
Safety Net Materials
Contact Information

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 Funding Bulletin discusses allocated funding, the application process, trainings, deadlines, committee members, and more!

Application Forms

Worksheet A

  • Worksheet A Instructions (posted 11/7/2019)
  • Worksheet A (posted 11/7/2019) - Please note, the Worksheet A has not been prepopulated with 18-19 F-196 Year-End data. The Worksheet will be reposted once the data are available.

High-Need Individuals

Community Impact

Safety Net Certification

  • Certification-Must complete for both High-Need Individuals and Community Impact Safety Net funding.
  • Individuals Summary-Must complete for High-Need Individuals only.

Submitting Applications

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


  • ESD 171 (Wenatchee): November 19, 9 am (Zoom)
  • ESD 121 (Renton): November 21, 9:45 am
  • ESD 112 (Vancouver): November 22, 1 pm
  • ESD 101 (Spokane): December 2, Time TBD
  • ESD 189 (Anacortes): December 10, 9 am
  • ESD 114 (Sequim): December 13, 9:30 am

Past Application Summaries

Safety Net Rule Revision