Spending IDEA Part B and Part C funds in a timely manner helps states maximize efforts to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, students, and youth with disabilities and their families. With IDEA funds for the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 expiring this September, it is important to act now to obligate funding, as well as plan for the timely expenditure of future funds.

CIFR, the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI), the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), and the Center for Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) hosted a cross-center webinar on the obligation and liquidation requirements and timelines, the grant funding cycle, and oversight responsibilities. Participants learned about strategies and resources to deepen their understanding and learned how these TA centers can support them.