Non-Educational Community-Based Support Services (Non-Ed) funds provide assistance to support families of students with disabilities who are at risk of being placed in a residential facility primarily for educational purposes. These funds may also be used to support the family when a student with disabilities placed in a residential facility primarily for educational purposes returns from the residential facility.
Non-Ed funds may not be used for a student with disabilities who is currently placed or needs to be placed in a residential facility primarily for non-educational reasons.
Services provided with Non-Ed funds must be non-educational in nature and must not be used for services that are paid with educational funds.
Services provided with Non-Ed funds are not intended to be intensive or long-term but rather, periodic and short-term.
Non-Ed funds are optional for a local educational agency (LEA) - independent school district or open-enrollment charter school. If an LEA chooses to apply for Non-Ed funds, an application must be submitted to ESC-20.
The LEA that is awarded Non-Ed funds must not make payments directly to the family but instead, must pay allowable Non-Ed expenditures directly to the service provider.
Please refer to the Expenditures document for a chart of allowable and unallowable expenditures with Non-Ed funds. The FAQ document provides additional information regarding Non-Ed funds.
Application for Approval of Funding for Non-Educational Community-Based Support 2013-2014 School Year
(Funding Period: September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014)
Please open the form and save to your computer before entering data into the form. You may also print the blank form to complete manually, if you prefer. All completed and signed applications must be mailed to ESC-20. Please do not submit by email.
The application for Non-Educational Community-Based Support Services (Non-Ed) funds can only be initiated and completed by the local educational agency (LEA) - independent school district or open-enrollment charter school. The application process requires collaboration between the LEA and the Community Resource Coordination Group (CRCG) that services the area in which the student resides.
Non-Ed funds are available annually for allowable services provided between September 1 of the current year and August 31 of the following year. All expenditures and payments for services must occur between these dates.
Please review the application procedures:
The application must be completed by LEA personnel in collaboration with parents, community agencies, or service providers.
Applications must be completed under the direction of an LEA administrator with the authority to expend LEA funds.
The completed application must have the original signatures of the following individuals prior to submission to ESC-20:
1. Superintendent of single member district/chief education officer (CEO) or Superintendent from the Fiscal Agent of a special education Shared Service Arrangement (SSA); and
2. Chairperson of the CRCG that services the county in which the student resides.
The blank application form is available above for download. Please open the form and save to your computer before entering data into the form. Or, you may print the blank form to complete manually.
Please complete the application in its entirety and do not leave any sections blank.
Completed and signed applications for funding for the 2013-2014 school year must be submitted to Denise Dusek no later than August 23, 2013 at the following address:
Education Service Center, Region 20 1314 Hines Avenue San Antonio, TX 78208
Please do not send applications by email.
After the deadline, additional Non-Ed funds may become available later in the year, depending on availability of funding.
For questions regarding Non-Ed funds, possibility of additional funds after the deadline, or assistance with completion of the application, please contact Denise Dusek