Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Special Education
Part B, Sections 611 flow-through grants and 619 preschool grants
These funds were available from February 17, 2009 through September 30, 2011. This information is archived and has not been updated since December 2011.
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 will issue guidance shortly to state education agencies (SEAs) regarding application and accountability procedures for LEAs to use to access this additional funding. Issues already addressed include maintenance of effort and supplanting provisions, risk pool calculations, Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) requirements, timeframes and accountability measures. Information will be posted on the DPI website at http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/node/38536/ and on the Special Education websites as it becomes available.
Funding: IDEA funding is distributed according to a formula established in IDEA. Wisconsin received $218,027,899 in the form of flow-through and preschool IDEA recovery funding. In addition, Wisconsin received $189,909,918 in regular IDEA flow-through and preschool allocations for fiscal year 2009-2010.
Eligible entities: Local educational agencies (LEAs)
Application process/reporting: IDEA flow-through and preschool entitlement funding is distributed according to a formula established in IDEA. The application and reporting process is separate for IDEA recovery funds. Each LEA will be required to submit an application, including budget, a report of how the funding is used and the results. No cooperative applications will be accepted.
- Section 1511 Infrastructure Certifications
- Application/Budget Software Resources
- Flow-through and Preschool Budget Allowables
- Possible Uses of IDEA Recovery Funds, June 17, 2009
- Frequently Asked Questions
LEAs must submit IDEA entitlement budgets, IDEA recovery budgets and the IDEA assurances, signed by the District Administrator, by July 1, 2009. The IDEA assurance document can be downloaded from http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/forms/doc/f3201-assurances.doc. The IDEA budgets are accessed through the Special Education Web Portal.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Overview of IDEA Recovery Funds, May 11, 2009
Audio PowerPoint (WMP) - PowerPoint Slide Show - Handouts - Speaker Notes
- Equitable Services/Private Schools and IDEA Recovery Funds
- IDEA Recovery Funds – Guidance from OSEP, July 1, 2009
- IDEA Fact Sheet (USDE Guidance - 3/2009)
|State Contact:||Stephanie J. Petska, Ph.D.
(ORR staff) Director of Special Education
Department of Public Instruction
|Federal Agency:||U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs|
|Federal Contact:||Patty Guard, Acting Director
Office of Special Education Programs
US Department of Education
550 12th Street S.W., Room 4131
Washington, DC 20202-2600
Links and Resources:
- Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse of ARRA Funds
- ARRA 2009: Using ARRA Funds Provided Through Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) to Drive School Reform and Improvement - One-page Summary (9/15/09)
- Chart summarizing ARRA funding vs. regular IDEA and Title I funding posted (May 6)
- "Possible Coordinated Uses of ARRA Funds," posted on this page, suggests ways to pool EETT, IDEA, and Title I-A resources for greater effectiveness and sustainability (May 5)
- The Department of Education has released modifications to the previously released guidance for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Guidance modifications can be accessed at: http://www.ed.gov/programs/statestabilization/applicant.html
- Summary of ARRA's direct education spending and education related tax provisions, along with a more detailed analysis of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (representing the only new education initiative in the recovery package), CCSSO - 2/18/09
- DPI Reporting Information (9/24/09)
- Wisconsin's Reporting Portal
To look specifically at flow-through and preschool dollars, click on “View All Programs” under “Where’s the Money Going?” Next click on “Grants to States to Educate Children with Disabilities” to view how the flow-through dollars are being spent or click on “ARRA-IDEA-Preschool” to view how the preschool dollars are being spent.
At the bottom of the Award Information page for either the flow-through or preschool grants, you will see “Sub-award” and “Vendor” buttons. The “Sub-Award” page will display all LEAs in the state and the amount of ARRA funds they have received as well as the amount they have claimed. The “Vendor” page will display vendors that have received, or are budgeted to receive, more than $25,000 in ARRA money. The vendors are an aggregate list – they are not broken out by LEA.