About Juvenile Justice Appropriations


About the State Appropriation Line 103 - Juvenile Justice Education Programs

Important Notice: A mandatory implementation conference call is scheduled on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for the Postsecondary Instruction category and 11:00 a.m. for High School Equivalency Examination Fee category to release the implementation information to eligible juvenile justice education providers. Additional information will be forthcoming regarding the implementation of the Enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course funding category. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for each of these two programs has been drafted and may be found at the following link:

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for the Postsecondary and High School Equivalency Procedures

Conference Call Playback

If you have difficulty accessing the files below, and need this information, please contact the Office of Career and Adult Education at 850-245-5011.

Background

The funds identified for this specific appropriation were set-aside to reimburse Juvenile Justice Education program providers in three different categories:

High School Equivalency Examination Fees

From the funds in Specific Appropriation 103 for Juvenile Justice Education Programs, $112,000 is provided for high school equivalency examination fees for juvenile justice students who pass the high school equivalency exam in full, or in part, while in a Juvenile Justice Education Program. The reimbursement amount to school districts or educational providers shall not exceed the amount charged to the school for administering the high school equivalency exam.

Postsecondary Instruction

From the funds in Specific Appropriation 103 for Juvenile Justice Education Programs, $512,000 is provided for students entering residential juvenile justice education programs who have already graduated high school or received a high school equivalency diploma. This funding shall be made available for youth who enter juvenile justice residential programs having already received their high school diploma or its equivalent. Residential juvenile justice education programs shall receive up to $2,375 for each eligible student. Funds shall be used to support postsecondary instruction in accredited state colleges in Florida, college preparation instruction and testing, or instruction in career and technical education that leads to industry certification. Instruction may be provided directly by the juvenile justice education program or online through a virtual education program.

Enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course

From the funds in Specific Appropriation Line 103 for Juvenile Justice Education Programs, $976,000 is provided for students in residential juvenile justice education programs to support equipment, specially designed curricula, and industry credentialing testing fees, for students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) courses that lead to occupational completion points and/or industry recognized certifications. Residential juvenile justice education programs shall receive up to $350 for each student enrolled in a CTE course.

Implementation

The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) is assigned to administer these funds. Eligible juvenile justice education providers will be allowed to request reimbursement for all applicable students from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

In the high school equivalency examination fees and postsecondary instruction categories, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to be executed between FLDOE and each provider. The CTE course enrollment category requires a Request for Application (RFA), now being developed.

Reimbursement Instructions for the High School Equivalency Examination Fees and Postsecondary Instruction Categories

Providers are required to use a website portal to submit invoices with accompanying documentation for reimbursement. In addition, all reimbursement materials must be mailed in paper form to the following address:

Florida Department of Education Juvenile Justice Education Program
Attn: Ed Radigan
325 West Gaines Street, Room 730
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Forms and instructions for invoicing and submitting required student data documentation are located as follows:

If you need technical assistance regarding the implementation or invoice reimbursement submission, please contact Ed Radigan, Contract Manager, at 850-245-9485 or .