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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

Worksheet A - Available upon request

  • 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

These trainings will be hosted by OSPI. Please register in advance for these trainings.

ESD Organized Training

These trainings will be hosted by the ESD listed. Questions about these trainings should be directed to the ESD hosting the training

  • ESD 171: November 2, 2021 at 2 pm
  • ESD 112: November 12, 2021 at 10 am
  • ESD 121: November 18, 2021 at 9:45 am
  • ESD 123: November 19, 2021 at 10:15 am
  • ESD 189: December 8, 2021 at 9:15 am
  • ESD 105: December 15, 2021 at 9:30 am
  • ESD 113: December 16, 2021 at 1:15 pm
  • ESD 114: December 17, 2021 at 9:45 am
  • ESD 101: January 20, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    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