States are required to submit an annual application for federal funds to the U.S. Dept. of Education (ED) in order to be eligible to receive their IDEA Part B federal funds.

States must make their FFY 2021 IDEA Part B applications for federal funds available to the public at least 60 days prior to submission to ED’s Office of Special Education Programs (due by May 21, 2021), accept public comment for at least 30 days, review and consider all public comments and make any necessary modifications to the Application or policies and procedures, as appropriate. This means applications should be posted to SEA websites by March 21, 2021.

Through these applications, states must make a number of “assurances” regarding compliance with IDEA including assuring FAPE is available to all identified students, services are provided in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to the maximum extent practicable, identifying significant disproportionality and many more! States must also provide information on their maintenance of state financial support.

Direct links to state applications are provided below.

More information about the annual application is available in the following documents:

– Instructions to states: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/Grants-Part-B-Procedures-for-Receiving-a-FFY-2021-Grant-Award.pdf

– Application template: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/Grants-Part-B-FFY-2021-Application-Template.docx

STATE APPLICATIONS FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT:

AL: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Pages/fiscalinformation-all.aspx?navtext=Fiscal%20Information
AK: https://education.alaska.gov/sped
AR: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/special-education/policy-regulations/state-part-b-application
AZ: https://www.azed.gov/specialeducation/funding-info-2021-2022-idea-part-b-state-application-and-interactive-spreadsheet
CA: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/fndapp21.asp
CO: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped
CT: http://ct.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp?Page=PublicNotice&AdId=5135874
DC: https://osse.dc.gov/release/ffy-21-draft-state-grant-application-under-part-b-idea-open-public-comment
DE: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/2383
FL: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/
GA: https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=844
HI: https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx
IA: https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/special-education/special-education-public-reporting#IDEA_Part_B_and_Part_C_Annual_State_Applications
ID: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/sped/
IL: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/IDEA-Part-B-Annual-State-Application.aspx
IN: https://www.doe.in.gov/specialed/special-education-announcement
KS: https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Special-Education-and-Title-Services/Announcements-Special-Education-and-Title-Services
KY: https://education.ky.gov/specialed/excep/IDEA/Pages/Kentucky-IDEA-State-Application.aspx
LA: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/students-with-disabilities/special-education-funding
MA: https://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/osep/idea-partb.html
ME: https://www.maine.gov/doe/doe/learning/specialed/fiscal/ideapublic
MD: https://news.maryland.gov/msde/maryland-application-for-federal-funds-under-part-b-of-idea-available-for-review-3/
MI: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-6598-521556–,00.html
MN: https://education.mn.gov/mdeprod/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dDocName=PROD035218&RevisionSelectionMethod=latestReleased&Rendition=primary
MO: https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/news-and-updates
MS: https://www.mdek12.org/OSE/IP
MT: http://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Special%20Education/IDEA%20Fiscal/MontanaAnnualStateApplicationFFY2021.pdf?ver=2021-03-12-161249-980
NC: https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/
ND: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/education-programs/special-education (under Compliance Data and Reports)
NE: https://www.education.ne.gov/sped/
NH: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/division-of-learner-support/bureau-of-student-support/special-education/forms-guidance-documents-handbooks-reports
NJ: https://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/idea/partb/
NM: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/special-education/public-notices-state-performance/
NV: https://doe.nv.gov/Inclusive_Education/
NY: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/idea/part-b-app/2021-state-application.html
OH: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Special-Education-Data-and-Funding/Special-Education-Part-B-Allocations
OK: https://sde.ok.gov/special-education
OR: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/rules-and-policies/Pages/IDEA-Part-B.aspx
PA: https://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Special%20Education/IDEA/Pages/default.aspx
RI: https://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/SpecialEducation/SpecialEducationRegulations.aspx#32091104-annual-state-application-under-part-b-of-the-idea-2004-for-federal-fy2021
SC: https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/special-education-services/fiscal-and-grants-management-fgm/fy21-state-grant-application/
SD: https://doe.sd.gov/sped/
TX: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/FFY21-PartB-App.pdf
UT: https://www.schools.utah.gov/specialeducation
VA: https://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/grants_funding/idea_part-b/va_application_idea_part-b.shtml
VT: https://education.vermont.gov/student-support/vermont-special-education/recent-guidance-news-and-events
WA: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/special-education/laws-and-procedures/rulemaking-and-public-comment
WV: https://wvde.us/special-education/finance/annual-state-idea-funding-application/
WY: https://edu.wyoming.gov/for-district-leadership/special-programs/spp-apr/