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Applying for Safety Net Funding

Safety Net Materials
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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! 

Safety Net Application Deadlines

Below are upcoming deadlines for LEAs that submitted a Safety Net application for 2020–21. If you have questions about these deadlines, please refer to your conditional award letter.

  • July 19th: High Need Individuals Requests for Review and Reconsideration
  • July 20th: Community Impact Requests for Review and Reconsideration
  • July 23rd: Expenditure Reports for Verification of capacity
    • If you are unable to meet this deadline, reach out to the Safety Net Team
  • July 23rd: ESY Certification and notification of student exits

Application Forms

  • Safety Net Certification (posted 11/19/2020): Must complete for both High-Need Individuals and Community Impact Safety Net funding.
  • Individuals Summary (posted 11/19/2020): Must complete for High-Need Individuals only.

Training Opportunities

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

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 Safety Net to set up an SFTP account if you do not already have one.

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