Box B-1 Formula Allocation Program Description
CFDA number and name: 84.027 Special Education Grants to States
Subprogram (if applicable):
The basic formula is closed, but because of a variety of caps and hold-harmless provisions, an iterative process is required to determine the final allocations.
The “permanent formula,” which first took effect in FY 2000, with FY 1999 as the base year, is:
Ai t = Ai99 + (At - SiAi99) (0.85 P1i / SiP1i + 0.15 P2i / SiP2i)
Prior to FY 2000, allocations were based on state counts of children served in their programs.
Definition of left-hand element:
Ai t = amount allocated to state i in fiscal year t.