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The Secretary of Education, under P.S. §25-2509.8, was given the authority to establish guidelines for the application, approval, distribution and expenditure of funds for extraordinary special education program expenses, also known as Special Education Contingency Funds.  The fund’s purpose is to provide additional state funding for the implementation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a student with significant disabilities.  A contingency fund application may be submitted by a school district or charter school to partially meet the extraordinary educational needs of an individual child with significant disabilities who requires a highly specialized program or related services in order to receive an appropriate education, in the least restrictive environment.


2013-14 Contingency Fund Guidelines (PDF)

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Ronald Wells |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.6882
ronwells@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us