This video explains how to manage the collection of Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) data.
CIFR developed or CIFR co-developed
How to Use the Funding Flow Ideograph Tool (FFIT)
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.
Overview of the MFS Toolkit
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).
Introducing the Updated and Expanded DCRT 2.0
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.
Engaging Part C State Interagency Coordinating Councils in Fiscal Discussions
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.
IDEA Part C Annual Budget Calculator Demonstration
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.
Applying Exceptions to IDEA Local Educational Agency Maintenance of Effort
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,
IDEA Part C Annual Grant Budget Calculator
The Part C Annual Grant Budget Calculator helps Part C staff plan in detail how they will use Part C grant funds. It is aligned with Section III of the IDEA Part C grant application and will help you prepare the necessary data for an upcoming submission. After a grant is awarded, use the calculator to track expenditures of IDEA funds over the grant’s 27-month life cycle to ensure that you are obligating and liquidating funds in a timely manner.
We recommend replacing the original version in your records with this version (v1.1).
Quick Reference Guide on the Fiscal Responsibilities of Part C State Interagency Coordinating Councils
This CIFR-developed guide provides a foundational understanding for both ICC members and state lead agency (LA) staff about the responsibilities of the ICC to advise the state LA and help it meet the fiscal requirements under IDEA Part C.
Maintenance of State Financial Support Data Collection and Reporting Tool (DCRT) 2.0
Version 2.0 of the Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) DCRT displays detailed MFS results for up to 12 years as well as total and per capita amounts over time. Visit CIFR’s MFS Toolkit for related resources such as a completed sample DCRT, a data collection form to provide to other state agencies, and a training video.
Version 2.0 replaces Version 1.0. We recommend updating the original resource in your records with the new version.