Understand Part C MOE and its importance. Learn what funds to include, circumstances when allowances may be made, and the consequences of not meeting this IDEA requirement. Includes questions and answers for states to consider as they maintain effort.
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Identify trends in your state’s IDEA fiscal data with this online resource. Part C and Part B state staff can use these data questions to better understand their state systems, refine policies and practices, and initiate conversations about how to support programs for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
Understand the basic requirements of IDEA Part B state set-aside funds with this guide for SEA staff. Learn how minimum and maximum amounts are calculated, how to report on anticipated uses of the funds, and the required and permissive uses. Includes questions and answers for states to consider and sets the stage for budget discussions with your SEA partners.
This video explains how to manage the collection of Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) data.
This video shows how to use flowchart visuals in a PowerPoint slide deck to explain Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) to interested parties, such as state legislators.
This video introduction to the Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) Toolkit provides an overview of the Quick Reference Guide on MFS, the Funding Flow Ideograph Tool (FFIT), the Timeline Development Tool (TDT), and the Data Collection and Reporting Tool (DCRT).
An overview of the Data Collection and Reporting Tool (2.0), which now accommodates up to 12 years of MFS data. Reviews relevant resources in CIFR’s MFS Toolkit and improvements to the user experience.
Under IDEA, Interagency Coordinating Councils (ICCs) provide critical input on funding the state Part C system. The strategies in this practice guide help lead agencies (LAs) build the Part C fiscal knowledge of ICC members and involve them in meaningful budget discussions. The issues and data analysis questions in the guide are designed to prompt members’ feedback.
Documenting and tracking your Part C budget enables your state lead agency (LA) to make informed budgeting decisions and changes when necessary. This video shows Part coordinators how to use CIFR’s IDEA Part C Annual Grant Budget Calculator to develop the annual grant budget, track expenditures throughout the life cycle of the grant, and ensure that Part C funds are obligated and expended appropriately.
This practice guide helps SEAs and LEAs develop effective practices for reviewing and applying exceptions to the required level of effort. It describes each of the five allowable exceptions, with helpful tips and examples showing how to calculate total and per capita amounts. The guide also demonstrates how the subsequent years rule and intervening years provision work,