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Subject: FREE Webinar "Strategic Use of Title I & IDEA Funds"

Source: Funds Management Section

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Financial Administrators, Superintendents

Date: June 9, 2010

For Your Information

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 15th from 1:00 - 2:30 CST.  The presentation is entitled, "Strategic Use of Title I & IDEA Funds: How to Maximize ARRA, FFY 08, FFY09 & FFY10 Funds." Instructions for registration are provided below. This webinar is for both state agency folks as well as school district staff.

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss appropriations and the carry over funds. With regard to carry over funds, they will focus in large part on the $11.7 Billion in IDEA Recovery Act dollars that  were awarded in 2009 and are available until September 30th, 2011.  They would also like to remind us to draw down, when possible, FY 2009 funds first, followed by FY 2010 funds (regular and ARRA), before using the FY

2011 funds that will become available shortly (first in, first out principle).    

Registration: Registration is required to participate in this webinar.

Please register on at:

Scroll-down down to the "RMS Webinar Schedule & Registration" table, and click on the title of the webinar to register.  After you have registered, you will receive an automatic confirmation email notice from "Event Notification []" containing the link to log-in for the webinar.

Audio/Sound:  Audio for this webinar will be available by webcast over the Internet; therefore, please ensure your computer speakers are attached, turned on, and the volume is turned up for the webinar. Closed captioning will also be provided.

Questions:  Questions can be submitted on-line by text at any time during the webinar. 

Important: System Setup & Compatibility Check: 

Click on the following link to test the computer you will be using for the webinar and make sure you have the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. Please allow sufficient time prior to the event for this test: