Important Information Regarding 2007-08 IDEA Part B Section 611, Section 619 and CPSE Administrative Cost Reimbursement Program project funds
Date: May 2007
To: Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
From: Rebecca H. Cort
Subject: Important Information Regarding 2007-2008 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Section 611, Section 619 and the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Administrative Cost Reimbursement Program project funds
This is to inform you that the 2007-2008 Applications for Federal Funding for the Education of Students with Disabilities for the CPSE Administrative Cost Reimbursement Program and section 611/section 619 projects and associated application materials are now available at the following web address: www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/finance/. You may now begin to prepare your IDEA budgets/application packets for those federal funds. There is a new change in the way funds are provided through a vendor relationship to approved special education providers of related services only to preschool students with disabilities for 2007-2008. These providers will now receive one third of the calculated per-student vendor funding amounts for the section 611 and section 619 sub grant projects.
The due date for submission of the CPSE application packet is July 1, 2007 and the due date for the submission of the section 611/section 619 application packet is August 31, 2007. These due dates will enable the State Education Department (SED) to review and approve, in a timely manner, applications which are fully completed and submitted on time. However, districts are encouraged to submit each application packet earlier, if possible. Please note: in accordance with federal rules, LEAs may not obligate funds for a proposed federal grant project until it has been received by SED in a substantially approvable form.
The applicant must use project year funds for the CPSE Administrative Cost Reimbursement Program funds no earlier than July 1 and ending no later than June 30 of the following year. Section 611 and Section 619 projects can be either a 10 or 12-month project operation period beginning no earlier than September 1 and ending no later than August 31 of the following year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael C. Plotzker, Coordinator of the Central Office Administrative Support Services Team (COASST) at (518) 486-4734 or Robert P. Waxman of his staff at (518) 473-6108.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.