Discretionary Grant ListServ

Links below open previously sent IDEA fiscal listserv messages:

Oct. 11, 2011
  • IDEA Maintenance of Effort FY 2010 Compliance Results Available
Sept. 26, 2011
  • US Department of Education's policy on cash management memo
  • Budget Housekeeping: Reminder to update IDEA budget contact information
Sept. 20, 2011
  • Announcement: Statewide Federal Funding Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Wisconsin Dells
  • Medicaid Billing Training Available in October
July 6, 2011
  • Fiscal Year Housekeeping - Who has district access to the Special Education web portal?
June 28, 2011
  • Upcoming IDEA Fiscal Due Dates
June 27, 2011
  • IDEA MOE Update – New OSEP Guidance: Maintenance of effort level is based on the immediate past fiscal year.
June 16, 2011
  • IDEA Assurance Revision Information
  • FY 2012 IDEA Budget Update Webinar Now Available
June 6, 2011
  • Due to software change, staff names required in FY 2011 amendments - use "N/A"
May 26, 2011
  • IDEA Budgets for FY 2011-2012 available, message includes links to various technical assistance materials available as well as the required Assurance forms
May 24, 2011
  • ARRA Claim Due Date - June 1, 2011: Submit expenditures to date!
April 28, 2011
  • Options for Maintaining IDEA Maintenance of Effort
March 9, 2011
  • Lowering LEA special education expenditures due to cost savings is not an exception to MOE
Feb.25, 2011
  • ARRA Due Date (3-2-11)
  • Invitation to Time & Effort Reporting Taskforce
Feb.1, 2011
  • FY 2011 MOE Eligibility Results Available
  • MOE Guidance updatged to include Eligibilty Exception reporting
Jan. 10, 2011
  • IDEA Funding “Carry-Over” Policy Change
  • FY 2009-10 Carry-Over Fund Amounts Posted
  • IDEA Funds and Open Enrollment Tuition
  • Introducing New DPI Special Education Fiscal Staff
Dec. 8, 2010
  • ARRA Survey Due Date
  • IDEA Third Party Grant Arrangements
  • RtI Activities and IDEA Funding
Nov. 19, 2010
  • ARRA Claims; High Cost Aid Claims; MOE Exception Due Date Reminders
  • Reduction in local costs due to negotiated salary and fringe reductions are not an exception to MOE
  • MOE Compliance Frequently Asked Questions Updated
Nov. 12, 2010
  • IDEA MOE Compliance Updates: Medicaid reimbursements uploaded; how to claim staff; "graduated" added to exceptions; and how to code freed up funds
Nov. 5, 2010
  • IDEA Maintenance of Effort FY 2010 Compliance Results Available
Sept. 27, 2010
  • Final FY 2010 regular IDEA entitlement claims due Sept. 30, 2010
  • ARRA Grant Fund Balances
  • Please Review the Special Education High Cost Aid Claim Instructions!
Sept. 22, 2010
  • EdJobs Funding, Special Education & Maintenance of Effort
  • Special Education High Cost Aid - District Users must be assigned application to access
Sept. 14, 2010
  • ARRA FTE/Vendor Impact Survey Due Date for Fifth Reporting Period
  • IDEA Funding Technical Assistance Page – New FAQs
  • Equitable Services Set-Aside Update - Information on Unspent Set-Aside Funds
Aug. 18, 2010
  • Special Education High Cost Web-Based Claim System
  • Protocol for Submission of IDEA Final Claims
  • Independent School Auditors and Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Account Codes for IDEA Funding Sources
July 20, 2010
  • New Budget Software Item - "Non-Capital Electronics"
  • How the MOE 50% Rule Applies in Fiscal Year 2010-2011
  • Common Rule for Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment
  • Special Education Web Portal – Check the Director of Special Education Listing
July 8, 2010
  • IDEA Regular & IDEA ARRA Claim Dates during FY 2011
  • Fiscal Year Housekeeping - Who has district access to the Special Education web portal?
  • Buy American - Must all the components of a manufactured good be made in America?
July 1, 2010
  • Federal Grant Record Retention
  • Federally-Funded Equipment Records
  • Disposal of Grant Purchased Real Property or Equipment
  • Replacement of Federally Funded Equipment
June 16, 2010
  • ARRA Impact Surveys Due June 23, 2010
  • High Cost Claim Software Release Date Scheduled for August 15, 2010
  • Common Budget Barriers: Unable to "Add" or "Edit" 2011 Budget Entries
  • Common Budget Barriers: Unable to locate 2010 budgets or claims
June 9, 2010
  • Reminder - FY 2011 assurances and budgets due July 1, 2010
  • Contact information for getting budget questions answered
  • IDEA funds to support Title I Schoolwide Activities now published
  • IDEA web-based claim instructions updated to include indirect claiming information
  • Registration for June 15, 2010, US Dept of Ed webinar on ARRA planning
June 4, 2010
  • ARRA-IDEA claims CLARIFICATION and Frequently Asked Questions
June 3, 2010
  • ARRA-IDEA claims due June 7 for expenditures made through May 31, 2010
May 26, 2010
  • Using IDEA funds to Support Title I Schoolwide Schools
  • IDEA Budget Software Updates webinar scheduled for June 9
  • FY 2011 CEIS Funds Accounted in Fund 10
  • CEIS teleconference workshop scheduled for June 12
  • Reporting IDEA budget software bugs
  • Capital Equipment software bug reported
May 11, 2010
  • Requesting Info on ARRA Barriers (Survey)
  • Training Opportunities
May 4, 2010
  • Additional Equitable Services TA
  • OPEB & IDEA
  • Single Audit Costs
  • Instructions for Amending Claims
April 27, 2010
  • FY 11 IDEA Budget Software release – May 10, 2010
  • FY 10 IDEA Regular IDEA Budget Amendments – Final due date July 15, 2010
  • Blanket IDEA Carryover Waiver
  • Equitable Services Set-Aside
April 13, 2010
  • Claim Software Updates
  • ARRA Construction or Remodeling: Buy American!
  • Medicaid & MOE
  • Flat Open Enrollment Costs Not IDEA-eligible

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Further questions regarding IDEA Flow-through and Preschool Entitlement grants should be directed to the DPI special education consultant assigned to the district. A listing of consultant assignments can be located at http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_contact.