Funding & Fiscal Accountability

Idaho receives grants each year under Section 611 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The amount of that state allocation determined is outlined in the IDEA regulations.

After setting aside necessary and allowable amounts for state administration and other state-level activities (as described in 34 CFR §300.704(b)), the State Department of Education (SDE) gives the remainder of the grant as flow-through subawards to Idaho school districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs).

In addition to the IDEA Part B funds that may be used to provide special education and related services to children ages 3-21, Idaho receives an annual Preschool grant under Section 619 of IDEA. This is a smaller grant that may only be used to provide special education and related services to children ages 3-5. Although this grant allows for certain amounts to be set aside for state administration and other state-level activities, Idaho has historically flowed 100% of the award through to LEAs. The LEA funding formula for Preschool allocations is found at 34 CFR §300.816.

The period of availability for both IDEA grants is from July 1st of the award year until September 30th two years subsequent.

Certified Special Education and Related Special Education Hard To Fill Positions Mini Grant

This is an opportunity to apply for funding for the 2016-2017 school year for LEAs who operate in rural communities and/or are considered small district/charters. This funding will help LEAs who are struggling to secure and maintain certified Special Education personnel.



Resource Files

IDEA Application Information
Funding and Fiscal Accountability

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