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Early Childhood Special Education Finance

Rule 5 CSR 30-640.200 (ECSE Facility Leases)

State Plan Requirements


Expenditure Reporting and Payments

Reporting Information


Early Learning Blended Funding

As Local Education Agencies (LEAs) assess early learning programs for children ages three to five to determine the need within their community, exploring the opportunities of blending early learning funds and services may be advantageous. Blended funding occurs when two or more funding sources are pooled to support educational costs to ensure consistency, eliminate duplication of services, allow for maximum flexibility of funds, and reduce burden.


The Department is not accepting or approving any capital cost applications for facilities, buses, or copiers due to the shortfall in state funding for the ECSE program.