CIFR in collaboration with the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) invites states to send
Part B state teams to an inperson workshop (location TBD) to develop written procedures in one of two focus areas:
  • IDEA Part B Subgrant Allocations
  • IDEA Subrecipient Monitoring
The workshop is on October 45, 2023. CIFR and NCSI TA providers will
share their fiscal expertise to guide state teams through all aspects of developing written statelevel
procedures. The workshop will include training in relevant resources, working sessions for team
planning, sharing and feedback between states, and networking opportunities. Participants will leave
with a welldeveloped draft that complies with IDEA and addresses their state’s unique systems and
priorities, as well as a plan for finalizing, approving, disseminating, and updating the procedure.
  • All states and territories are eligible to apply to the workshop, but space is limited.
  • Interested states must submit a completed application to CIFR by June 9.
  • CIFR will confirm state participation by June 21.

Participation Requirements

Please be prepared to:
  • Send a team of at least two state staff members for the selected focus area with knowledge of
    their state’s fiscal practices and the authority to implement procedural changes.
  • Make available nonattending staff as needed by phone or web conference to support the
    attending team during working sessions. This may include the data manager, other fiscal staff,
    program or monitoring staff, or a state director.
  • Attend a preworkshop webinar and complete preparatory work, such as examining existing
    fiscal processes. CIFR and NCSI TA staff are available to help the team with this.
  • Ensure the team can attend the entire workshop (9 a.m.5 p.m. PT on both days) and cover any
    additional overnight expenses this may incur.
  • Attend an optional postworkshop session and receive support from CIFR and NCSI TA providers.

Participant Costs

All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of each participant. Lunch and coffee will be
provided each day.

How to Apply

  • To apply for the IDEA Part B Subgrant Allocations focus area, click here.
  • To apply for the IDEA Subrecipient Monitoring focus area, click here.
Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions about the workshop or the application process,
please contact your
state’s TA liaisons.