IDEA Part B Preschool Allocation Spreadsheets

***FY 2014-15 Preschool ESTIMATED Allocations:  Spreadsheet - (5/21/2014)***


Program Description: Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are provided to school districts on an entitlement basis for programs and services to children with disabilities. Part B preschool provides funds for special education services to children ages 3-5. Funds may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services, as well as supplementary aids and services, to children with disabilities. Funds may only be used for special education.

Who is Eligible to Apply: School Districts (including 2r Independent Charter School) and Department of Health Services

Amount of Funds Available: Preschool entitlements are calculated according to the IDEA Amendments of 1997. Under the preschool grant funding formula, LEAs receive a "base amount" and any additional dollars are distributed on the basis of the district’s public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment (85%) and the relative number of children living in poverty (15%). Wisconsin is utilizing the number of Title I formula children in each district as the poverty indicator.

Application Due DateThe application process for entitlement funds is included as part of the local performance plan. The IDEA flow-through (including CEIS) and preschool budget software can be accessed through the Special Education Portal. The expenditure of funds is not permissible prior to July 1 of the fiscal year or the date all parts of the IDEA budget application are received, whichever is later.

Fiscal Year Closeout: Final IDEA entitlement budget amendments are due July 15 after the close of the fiscal year (ie, 2013-14 budgets must have final amendments submitted by July 15, 2014).  Final claims must be submitted by September 30 after the close of the fiscal year (ie, 2013-14 budget claims must be submitted by September 30, 2014).

For more information, contact: the consultant assigned to review the LEA's local performance plan [staff directory]. Questions related to claims or payments should be directed to Mark Magnuson, IDEA Accountant, at (608) 266-3489.

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Archived Allocation Spreadsheets