Comments sought on Maine’s IDEA Part B application

The Maine DOE is seeking comments from the public on its annual application for federal funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which covers services for children with disabilities, ages 3-20.

The application, which covers Maine fiscal year 2017 (starting July 1, 2016) is posted on the Maine DOE’s web page at www.maine.gov/doe/specialed/idea. The Part B budget is projected on the basis of Maine’s award for the current State fiscal year (2016), pending the State’s receipt of the finalized federal award for the coming year.

Written comments will be accepted from March 26, 2016 until 4 p.m. on April 24, 2016. Please send comments to Janice Breton at janice.breton@maine.gov or 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.