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Dear: State Personnel Development Grant Contracted Consultants & Subcontractors:

At this time, the new State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) funding is reduced by approximately half due to the recent federal appropriations actions of the United States Congress. Significant changes to SPDG project activities need to be made now to mitigate the impact.
Small changes will be made in activities beginning July 1, 2008 with significant changes in the last four years of the grant. The changes in year one include:

In years two through five, The California Department of Education will reduce funding across all components if funding is not restored by the U.S. Congress. The newly released 2009 federal budget from President Bush has restored full SPDG funding. However, this is only the first step in the long federal appropriations process. I will keep you informed of any federal funding changes impacting the SPDG.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact me at 916-327-4217 or by e-mail at
Janet Canning, Director
State Personnel Development Grant

Janet Canning, Consultant
Special Education Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: 916-327-4217
Fax: 916-323-9781

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Project READ is a California Department of Education, Special Education Division project funded through a federal competitively-awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A120019) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.