Subprogram: Part B, Sections 611 flow-through grants and 619 preschool grants
Program Description: This funding is for formula grants to increase the federal share of special education costs. It is estimated local educational agencies (LEAs) will see an increase of federal support from the current level of approximately 18% to 27% of eligible costs. The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance to state education agencies (SEAs) regarding application and accountability procedures for LEAs to use to access this additional funding. Issues identified included maintenance of effort and supplanting provisions, risk pool calculations, Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) requirements, timeframes and accountability measures. Additional information will be posted on the KSDE website at http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3480 and on the Special Education websites as soon as it becomes available.
Federal Guidance for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B:
State Guidance for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B:
Funding: IDEA funding is distributed according to a formula established in IDEA. Kansas will receive approximately $111,368,346 in the form of flow-through and preschool entitlement funding.
Eligible entities: Local educational agencies (LEAs)
Application/reporting: IDEA flow-through and preschool entitlement funding is distributed according to a formula established in IDEA. The application and reporting process will be included in the regular Title VI-B LEA IDEA application. Each LEA will be required to submit a budget, and report how the ARRA funding is used and the results. The application will be due October 31, 2009.
Timeline: KSDE received the initial 50% grant award amount of the IDEA recovery funding in May and the remaining 50% in August. LEAs may begin spending the money in the 2009-10 school year as soon as it is available, and must obligate the funding by September 30, 2011.
State Web Site: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3480
Colleen Riley, Director
Special Education Services
Kansas State Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Federal Website: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml