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Education_Grants to States
OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B, Sections 611, and Part D, Section
674 as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1411 and 1420.
To provide grants to States
to assist them in providing a free appropriate public education to all
children with disabilities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are used by State and local educational agencies, in accordance with the
priorities in the Act, to help provide the special education and related
services needed to make a free appropriate public education available to all
eligible children. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and
must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR
76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial
Officer/Indirect Cost Group at (202)708-7770.
Applicant Eligibility: State educational agencies in the 50 States,
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Guam and Virgin Islands, may apply to the Department of
Education for participation in the Part B, IDEA program. The Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs receives 1.226 percent of the total amount
available to States. Local educational agencies apply to their State educational
agency for funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Children and youth with disabilities will
Credentials/Documentation: The designated plan review agencies must be
given an opportunity to review the State's policies and procedures. Costs will
be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: All public and private institutions and
institutions of higher education, professional associations, other organizations
interested in personnel preparation should be given an opportunity to
participate in the development of a State's comprehensive system of personnel
development. Representatives of private schools must have an opportunity to
participate in the development of State standards. Children in private
elementary and secondary schools to the extent consistent with their number and
location in the State must have an opportunity to participate in the program
assisted or carried out under this grant by providing them with special
educational related services, unless prohibited by State law in force on
December 2, 1983. Public hearings must be held prior to a State's adoption of
policies and procedures. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372,
"Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should
consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his
or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be
followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for
review. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and
required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program.
Application Procedure: States must submit polices and procedures
which: 1) Meet the conditions in Section 612 and Section 613 of Part B of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and 2) describe the purposes and
activities for which funds under this Act will be expended. Local education
agencies submit their applications for sub-grants to their State educational
agency for approval. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular
Award Procedure: Once the State policies and procedures are submitted
and approved, a grant award document representing the total grant amount for
that fiscal year, or portion thereof, if under a continuing resolution, is
forwarded to the State department of education. If a State has on file with the
Secretary of Education, policies and procedures approved by the Secretary that
demonstrate that the State meets the requirements, these policies and procedures
remain in effect. Amendments to State policies and procedures are required only
when a State makes modifications to its polices and procedures, if the
provisions of the Act are revised, if there are new interpretations or
regulations, or if there is an official finding of noncompliance. Notification
of the award is made to Chief State School Officer.
Deadlines: Varies within each State. Submission date is set for April
1 to expedite funding, but plans or amendments are accepted throughout the
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
Appeals: The Secretary of Education must give a State educational
agency an opportunity for a hearing before taking any action involving the
proposed disapproval of a State plan and the withholding of payments. If a State
disagrees with a final action, it may, within 60 days after notice of such
action, file a petition for review of that action with the U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals. A State may also engage in a hearing with the Secretary of Education if
the State disagrees with the action taken regarding a request for a waiver of
the Part B supplementing and supplanting requirements.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Funds for the 50 States, the
District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, are allotted on the basis of a certified
count of the number of children with disabilities aged 3 through 21 years,
receiving special education and related services on December 1 of the fiscal
year that the grant is made. Funds to the outlying areas are allotted
proportionately among them on the basis of their respective need, not to exceed
one percent of the aggregate amounts available to the States in a fiscal year,
as determined by the Secretary of Education. The Department of the Interior
receives 1.226 percent of the total amount available to States. There are non-
supplanting and excess cost requirements. The statistical factors used are: 1)
The total number of children with disabilities receiving special education (3
through 21 years old) by State: the sources are the unpublished reports from the
State educational agencies; 2) the average national per pupil expenditure; and
3) "Revenues and Expenditures," CES. Statistical factors used for
eligibility do not apply to this program. This program has maintenance of effort
(MOE) requirements. See funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants are issued each fiscal
year. Obligation period is a 15 month period from July 1 through September 30
plus a 1-year carryover provision.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual data report and performance reports are submitted to
the Department of Education from the State departments of education.
Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133
(Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial
assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit
requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records: All records supporting claims for Federal funds or relating
to the accountability of the grantee for the expenditure of such funds must be
accessible for administrative review.
Account Identification: 91-0300-0-1-501.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $6,339,685,000; FY 02 est $7,528,533,000;
and FY 03 est $8,528,533,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
In FY 2016, regular annual allotments to States, including DC and Puerto Rico, ranged from $18.5 million to $1.2 billion, with an average award of $218 million. Grants to outlying areas ranged from $4-5 million to $14 million. The Department of Interior received $94 million.
In fiscal year 2001, all eligible State agencies are expected to receive
funding and about 6.4 million children are expected to be served.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations were published on August 23, 1977, 34 CFR 300, as amended, March
Regional or Local Office:
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EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
This is a State-administered program. State educational agencies provide funds
to local educational agencies to provide special education and related
services to children with disabilities.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The applicants eligible to participate in the program qualify for funding
based upon approved policies and procedures. The criteria for approving policies
and procedures appear in the regulations for implementation of Part B of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, formerly the Education of the
Handicapped Act. See 34 CFR 300.