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 3-22.

The application, which covers Maine fiscal year 2024 (starting July 1, 2023) is posted on the Maine DOE’s webpage at The Part B budget is estimated/projected on the basis of Maine’s award for the State’s current award, pending the State’s receipt of the finalized federal award for the coming year. Both documents will be posted from March 24, 2023, through May 23, 2023.

Written comments will be accepted from, March 24, 2023, until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023. Please send comments to Erin Frazier at or 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME. 04333.