Part B – Allocation of IDEA Part B Subgrants to LEAs
Letter to Cort
This OSERS letter addresses two questions: one regarding the permissibility of LEAs suballocating IDEA funds to counties and private preschool and school-aged providers and another regarding the allowable uses of those funds by the counties and private providers. OSERS addresses the requirement of the state and its LEAs to ensure the provision of special education and related services and the permissibility of using IDEA funds to do so. OSERS notes that there is no provision of IDEA that would permit LEAs to subgrant—or suballocate—the funds they receive from the SEA. Regarding the use of funds, OSERS discusses the allowability of using funds for the purposes of Part B of the IDEA and that costs must be reasonable and necessary for those purposes.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)U.S. Department of Education