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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Requesting Payment of Federal Funds

Source: Special Education Finance, Division of Financial and Administrative Services

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, District Administrators

Date: November 14, 2011

Starting in FY12, districts/LEAs will receive IDEA Part B funds based on expenditure amounts reported on payment requests.  Since there have been several questions about this process, we are providing a breakdown of the request below.  There are three components involved in the payment request:

1. Actual Cumulative Program Year Expenditures to Date which is the total amount of expenditures from the beginning of the program year up to the current date, 2. Additional Anticipated Expenditures by Receipt of Funds which is the amount of expenditures the district will incur up until the payment is received, and 3. Amount Paid to Date which is the total amount of IDEA Part B funds that have been paid to the district/LEA as of the current date. 

The Payment Request Formula is: Actual Cumulative Program Year Expenditure to Date + Additional Anticipated Expenditures by Receipt of Funds - Amount Paid to Date = Payment Request Amount. 

For more information regarding payment requests, please see the ePeGs Payment Request Training Guide FY12 found at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/partbentitlement.html.