IDEA Fiscal Forums provide in-person opportunities for state directors of special education, Part C coordinators, and IDEA fiscal specialists to build knowledge and capacity by connecting and sharing with peers on critical IDEA fiscal issues.
This Open Door session, hosted by CIFR and NCSI Fiscal Support Team, will provide an overview of recent guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Programs, including the additional funds provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) IDEA grant allocations. Participants will be provided opportunities to ask questions and share how they are preparing for the increased LEA IDEA subgrants. During the session, CIFR and NCSI FST will also gather questions from states to share with OSEP to inform future guidance.
This webinar showcased the newest version of CIFR’s most popular tool, the LEA MOE Calculator. Attendees participated in a demo of the new tool and heard from CIFR staff about the newest features and some tips and tricks to make entering data easier.
2021 CIFR Part B Fiscal Webinar: Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Reduction and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection and Reporting
This webinar provided insights into the MOE Reduction and CEIS data collection and reporting requirements. Participants learned about the general reporting requirements and the process for collecting the data. Presenters engaged with participants in a review of common data quality issues.
CIFR Open Door: Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Fiscal Requirements and COVID-19 Implications
CIFR held an Open Door session on LEA MOE fiscal requirements and the implications of COVID-19 as a follow up to the March 5 webinar.
2021 CIFR Part B Fiscal Webinar: Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Fiscal Requirements and COVID-19 Implications
This webinar examined the critical features of the maintenance of effort (MOE) fiscal requirements, and discussed the challenges expected or experienced by LEAs in meeting MOE due to budget cuts and other factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This session was followed by an Open Door session on March 19th.
CIFR held an Open Door session on MFS and anticipated COVID-19 implications as a follow up to the February 5th webinar on MFS.
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, IDC and NCSI.