Public Comments Sought on Maine’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Application for Federal Funds

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) is seeking public comments 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 2020 (starting July 1, 2019) is posted on the Maine DOE’s website:

IDEA Part B Application can be found on the Maine DOE’s Office of Special Services web page

The Part B budget is projected on the basis of Maine’s award for the current State fiscal year (2019), pending the State’s receipt of the finalized federal award for the coming year. Both documents will be posted from February 22, 2019 through May 10, 2019.

Written comments will be accepted from March 1, 2019 until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2019. Please send comments to Ann Belanger at or 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME. 04333.