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Home » Policy & Funding » Special Education » Applying for Safety Net Funding

Applying for Safety Net Funding

Application Deadlines

High-Need Individuals: March 12, 2021 by 5 pm
Community Impact and updates to High-Need Individuals: May 14, 2021 by 5 pm

Contact Information


Safety Net Materials

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! 

Application Forms

Worksheet A

High-Need Individuals


Community Impact

Safety Net Certification

  • 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