Our popular planning tool, the IDEA Part B Fiscal Timeline, helps SEA staff meet high-stakes IDEA Part B fiscal requirements with prepopulated recommended activities and month-by-month schedules. The IDEA Part B Fiscal Timeline was updated to reflect changes to the liquidation timeline for federal awards and includes clarifications on excess cost and proportionate share. Its companion resource, Understanding the IDEA Part B State Grant Funding Cycle and Different Fiscal Years, was also updated and illustrates the various periods of the funding cycle across years.

We recommend replacing the original resources in your records with these updated versions. If you customized the original Timeline for your state planning, you can contact your CIFR liaison for assistance with updating your existing version.

The IDEA Part B Fiscal Timeline was co-developed by CIFR, IDC, and NCSI.