Comments sought on Maine’s IDEA Part B application

The Maine Department of Education (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 to children with disabilities, ages 3-20.

The application, which covers Maine fiscal year 2019 (starting July 1, 2018) is posted on the Maine DOE’s webpage at The Part B budget is projected on the basis of Maine’s award for the current State fiscal year (2018), pending the State’s receipt of the finalized federal award for the coming year. Both documents will be posted from March 8th, 2018 through May 8th, 2018.

Written comments will be accepted from March 9th, 2018 until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6th, 2018. Please send comments to Janice Breton at or 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME. 04333.