Additional IDEA, Part B funding for school administrative units

The Maine DOE Office of Special Services will make an additional $3 million in FY13 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B funding available to school administrative units to help offset financial losses they may have experienced as a result of the federal sequestration. These funds are part of the FY13 amount set aside by the Maine DOE, in accordance with its federally-approved Part B application, for State-level activities.

These additional funds will be distributed in the same way IDEA, Part B funding is distributed for SAUs’ approved annual local entitlement applications. In order to receive additional funding, the SAU must amend its FY13 local entitlement application to show how the funds will be used, and this amendment to the SAU’s application must be approved.

These funds must be committed by Sept. 30, 2014.

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