Wondering about special education funding sources?
Want to do big things in special education? Here are some ways that you could pay for them:
- Federal 419 IDEA Part B Regular 611
- Available for traditional and charter districts (smaller charters have very limited funds)
- Intermediate districts do not receive federal 419 funds
- Funds are available after the district has satisfied MOE requirements, and the district has 27 months to use or lose these dollars
- Federal 140 ARP IDEA Part B
- American Rescue Plan funds (COVID-related)
- Districts who receive Federal 419 funds also receive Federal 140
- Treated as a second helping of Federal 419 funds with largely the same rules that apply for appropriate use. A district should try to make the case that the use is tied in some way to COVID-related purposes. Due process paperwork and training fits, as it’s in our resource library.
- Funds are available for the FY22 and FY23 school year (spent by Sept 2023)
- ESSER Funds
- Federal ARP is the sped version and falls under this umbrella, but there are “general ed” ESSER funds available too, and some districts are having a hard time spending these down.
- ESSER I must be spent by Sept 2022
- ESSER II must be spent by Sept 2023
- 740 State Special Ed Aid
- Since it’s a non-instructional program, this would be non-reimbursable via state aid, HOWEVER, it would count toward maintenance of effort (MOE) if a district is short on fed funds or needs the expense to be on state to help with a MOE issue.
- Grants (various)
- There might be a grant available to fund what you are looking for.