Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Federal Special Education Entitlement Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Public School Districts to
Meet the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities

GrantWatch ID#: 160597
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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


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Grants to Massachusetts public school districts to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. Funds are available to designated public school districts providing special education programs for students ages 3-21. Priorities of this program include the following:

-Ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living;

-Ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected; assist states, localities, educational service agencies, and federal agencies to provide for the education of all children with disabilities;

-Assess and ensure the effectiveness of efforts to education children with disabilities; and

-Proportionate share services for parentally placed eligible private school students according to the requirements of 34 CFR 300.130-300.144.

Year 1 project duration is from grant approval through June 30, 2017. Year 2 project duration is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

EdGrants was developed with multi-year functionality. With approval from the Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office, districts will be given the opportunity to move funds from Year 1 into Year 2 with no break in service.

Funds are awarded to public school districts with approved Special Education Program Plan Statements, based on a formula that takes into account total school enrollment in both public and private elementary and secondary schools, and the number of low-income students in those same groups.

A document containing a list of eligible districts may be found in the attachments below.

Districts with 2015 special education determination levels of NTA, NI, and NSI are required to submit additional information in order for funds to be awarded.

Applications must be submitted through the EdGrants website.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through EdGrants:

Helen Skulski
(781) 338-3379

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