IDEA Part B Funding

March 4, 2019 Announcement: Ohio’s Part B Federal Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 (FFY19) is available for review from March 4, 2019, through May 3, 2019.  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. These funds support provision of special education services to children ages 3 to 21 in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has developed their draft application packet for IDEA Part B funds and by this notice is making the application available for review and comment.  The application packet, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), includes a summary of the assurances, certifications, and IDEA use of fund descriptions that the state will use to implement Part B of IDEA. Upon OSEP's approval of Ohio's Part B application, the state will receive a federal grant award under Part B of the IDEA for the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. In reviewing the application, please note the following: The application is in a format required by OSEP. Ohio 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 dollar amounts listed in Section III, Use of Funds, are for State-level Administration and Targeted Initiatives; not the cost of serving students with disabilities or the total cost of special education services in Ohio. The amounts for State-level Administration and Targeted Initiatives are based upon the current year (FFY18) allocation since OSEP has yet to give the anticipated award amounts for FFY19.  These amounts will be used until the FFY19 award amount is disclosed.

View the proposed Part B Annual State Application for FFY2019 here.

The Department accepted public comments from March 15, 2019 through April 15, 2019. 

The U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) details specific procedures that states are to follow in order to receive annual grant funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at section 76.102 makes clear that the Part B fund applications are considered to be state plans for the use of Part B funding. The USDoE under the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) at 20 USC1232d (b)(7)(B), sets forth the public participation requirements. GEPA requires each state to publish its proposed application for Part B funds in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the state at least 60 days before the date on which the application is submitted to the Secretary of Education or on which the application becomes effective, whichever occurs earlier, with an opportunity for public comment on such application to be accepted for at least 30 days. 

These pages provide up to date information related to how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) Part-B allocations, including the IDEA Non-public proportionate share amounts, are calculated as well as access to Excel spreadsheets with district allocation information.

Allowable Use of IDEA Part-B Funds 

Districts receiving IDEA Part-B funds are required to be compliant with Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations.  Guidance for districts on the use of IDEA Part-B funds may be found here. This document provides detailed information on the options that a district may consider as it develops its program of special education and related services to children with disabilities.


Last Modified: 10/17/2019 9:19:12 AM