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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 and forms are in development for the 2022–23 application.

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.

Training Opportunities

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