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FAQs: Excess Cost Grant

Jul 6, 2023 - less than 1 minute

Connecticut spends nearly $2.7 billion annually on special education services. Municipalities are largely required to financially support necessary expenses to provide special education services for their students who have an Individualized Education Program. The Excess Cost grant is provided by the State to school districts to assist them in paying for students who have extraordinary special education needs and associated costs.

This frequently asked questions document summarizes key components of the Excess Cost grant, how it is funded, and how it is distributed.


School and State Finance Project. (2023). FAQs: Excess Cost Grant. Hamden, CT: Author. Retrieved from



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