The Part B IDEA Fiscal Forum (IFF) provides opportunities for state directors

of special education and state IDEA fiscal specialists to build knowledge and

capacity by connecting and sharing with peers on critical IDEA fiscal issues.

The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) hosted 140 state directors of special education and IDEA fiscal specialists at the Part B IFF 2024 in Denver, CO, on May 14–16. With the theme Purpose-Driven Data: Putting the “Why” Into Fiscal Processes, the event brought together state staff from 52 states and entities, TA providers from multiple centers, and OSEP staff to share expertise on critical IDEA fiscal issues. Participants:

  • gained knowledge to increase the fidelity of implementation of IDEA fiscal requirements to ensure appropriate use and oversight of IDEA funds;
  • built their state’s capacity to collect, report, and use special education fiscal data; and
  • collaborated with colleagues within and across states to support continued learning.


Welcome Video: Meet Us in Denver: What to Expect from CIFR’s 2024 IDEA Part B Fiscal Forum (2:26):