05-24-2016 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Title
2016-17 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) Grant Application Submission

Discussion

The 2016-17 IDEA application specifies the use of grant funds specifically to support students with disabilities including parentally-placed private school students and Pre-Kindergarten students with disabilities.  The grant funds provide salaries for teachers, instructional assistants, support specialists, psychologists, behavior analysts, behavior technicians and other essential ESE-related staff members. The grant also provides funding for contractual services within community agencies who provide transition services, school-to-work experiences, family support, nursing, and mental health services.  Professional development, materials, supplies, and technology for individual students with disabilities, classrooms, and mission critical support staff are also included in the IDEA Grant application.  

The IDEA Grant allocation amount for 2016-2017 is $ 16,468,265.00 and is allocated as follows:

Amount

Project

Purpose

$      506,436.00

#417011

Pre-Kindergarten

$      891,364.00

#417015

Private Schools

$ 15,070,465.00

#417014

Part B Entitlement

$ 16,468,265.00

Total

 



Recommendation

Provide Board permission to ESE Program Support Services Department to submit the 2016-2017 IDEA Grant application, with proposed expenditure plan totaling the amount of $16,468,265.00 to the Florida Department of Education prior to the July 1, 2016 deadline.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent after Information - 6/14/2016

Authority for Action
Florida Public Law 108-146, IDEA, Federal - Part IV of the Budget

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
16-17$506,436Yes4229280417011XXXXXXXXX
16-17$891,364Yes4229280417015XXXXXXXXX
16-17$15,070,465Yes4229280417014XXXXXXXXX

Contact
Dawna M. Bobersky, Director of ESE Program Support at 633-1000 ext. 520.


Attachment:  IDEA-Entitlement 16-17 RFA.pdf
Attachment:  16-17 IDEA Entitle Online App Instruc.pdf
Attachment:  IDEA Allocations Tables 16-17.pdf