Our Impact 10/01/2020 - 02/28/2023
IDEA Part B Technical Assistance
60 states and entities with
Part B programs supported1
435 TA requests
Allocation of LEA subgrants requests from 39 states
Local education agency maintenance of effort requests from 36 states
TA requests that span multiple topics from 27 states
Coordinated early intervening services requests from 19 states
Maintenance of state financial support requests from 19 states
State set-aside requests from 11 states
Facilitated communities of practice on 5 Part B topics supporting 44 states
1 Includes American Samoa, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.
IDEA Part C Technical Assistance
56 states and entities with
Part C programs supported2
263 TA requests
Use of funds requests from 43 states
TA requests that span multiple topics from 23 states
Indirect cost / cost allocation plan requests from 6 states
Maintenance of effort requests from 2 states
Supported 15 new Part C coordinators through Navigate, a collaborative outreach and orientation effort with other national early childhood centers
Facilitated Part C communities of practice for 4 regions supporting 43 states
2 Includes American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands.
What States Are Saying
Having CIFR keep us focused was extremely valuable. Also, the ability to speak freely without feeling like there are going to be negative consequences. CIFR plays the middleperson well.
We invite you to explore how CIFR training, resources, and ongoing support increase state staff knowledge and state capacity.
Launched in February 2015, the listserv is one of the first tools CIFR provided to IDEA fiscal specialists around the country. This simple method of group communication over email has become a powerful way for state staff to share information quickly and efficiently.
CIFR helped the New York State Education Department roll out the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Calculator and supporting materials to more than 700 LEAs to improve the state’s capacity to gather and report complete IDEA fiscal data.
While preparing for the retirement of a veteran staff member, the New Jersey Department of Education worked with CIFR to document its fiscal processes related to the allocation of IDEA Part B subgrants.
CIFR provided tools and trainings to help South Carolina’s Office of Special Education Services resolve longstanding issues with the high-stakes IDEA requirement called maintenance of state financial support (MFS).