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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Part B Application

Source: Pam Williams, Coordinator, Special Education Services

Intended Audience: System stakeholders in Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Date: February 16, 2010

On October 26, 2009, all states and territories received notification from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), that all states making application for funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to make available for public review and comment the application packet for those federal funds.  DESE has developed the draft application packet for IDEA Part B funds and by this notice is making the application available for review and comment at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Compliance/Part%20B/index.html

The application packet, developed by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, includes a summary of the assurances, certifications, and IDEA use of fund descriptions that the state will use to implement Part B of IDEA.

As you review the application, please note the following:

* The application is in a format required by OSEP.

* Missouri is providing general assurances to OSEP that the state will be implementing the provisions of state and federal regulations for Part B of IDEA 2004.

* The costs included in this application only reflect the Part B portion of federal IDEA funds that are allocated to the state of Missouri and not the total cost of special education services.

* The dollar amounts listed in Section III, Use of Funds, are based upon the FFY 10 allocation from the federal IDEA funds.

The application is available for review on the Division's website for the next sixty (60) days, until April 16, 2010.  Individuals desiring to submit written comments should do so by the close of business on April 16, 2010.  Comments may be sent to the attention of Pam Williams, Coordinator, Special Education Services, at webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov or P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480 or by fax 573-526-4404.