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Special Education Listserv

Subject: IDEA Part B Budget Application Now Open

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, Financial Administrators

Date: June 12, 2012

The FY13 Part B Budget Application is now open for data entry and is due on or before July 1, 2012.  Budget applications will be substantially approved as of the submission date; therefore, IDEA Part B funds shall not be obligated until July 1, 2012, or the date the application is submitted whichever comes later.  While the full funding allocation amount has been loaded into ePeGs for 2012-13, LEAs should be aware that reductions are possible during the 2012-13 year if sequestration is enacted, which may decrease the allocation amount.

A training guide for completing and submitting the FY13 Part B Budget Application is available at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/partbentitlement.html

Please note that FY12 Part B carryover and proportionate share amounts are NOT part of the FY13 allocation amounts.  These amounts will be calculated after the FY12 Part B FER is submitted and approved.  However, LEAs should NOT wait to submit their budget application until after their FER is submitted to try to account for these funds as the LEA will be able to revise their budget applications after their FER submission.  This will allow the calculated amounts to pull into the funds available once the FER is approved.

New charter schools will show a zero FY13 Part B IDEA allocation until the Special Education Finance Section calculates estimated allocations in November 2012.  Existing charter schools with significant expansion will have their FY13 Part B IDEA allocations recalculated in November 2012 as well.  Please contact the Special Education Finance Section with any questions at (573) 751-0622 or spedfunding@dese.mo.gov.