This series is specifically designed to offer SEA Part B fiscal staff foundational knowledge on IDEA fiscal topics and help them navigate many IDEA fiscal data collection and reporting requirements. The series will be held several times during 2021 and will provide a review of IDEA fiscal processes to be completed throughout the year with their respective timelines. Each webinar will look in-depth at a selected topic, will be facilitated by CIFR fiscal experts, and give SEA staff an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with their state peers.

Session 1 Description

CIFR’s 2021 Part B Fiscal Webinar Series will kick off on February 5 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

This first session reviewed IDEA fiscal processes that SEAs typically complete from January through March, using the IDEA Fiscal Timeline Tool co-developed by CIFR, the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI). CIFR staff examined the critical features of the maintenance of state financial support (MFS) fiscal requirement, and discussed the challenges expected or experienced by states in meeting MFS due to budget cuts and other factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.