SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to Dec. 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to Aug. 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
March 9, 2005
Letter regarding implementation of the funding formula under the IDEA, specifically the year of age cohorts for which a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is ensured.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
March 1, 2004
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the funding formula under the IDEA, specifically the year of age cohorts for which FAPE is ensured.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
July 1, 2003
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the funding formula and funding formula distributions under section 611 of Part B of the IDEA and requesting that the states sign an Assurance Statement attesting to the accuracy of their funding formula distributions.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
April 26, 2002
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the new funding formula under IDEA, specifically the year of age cohorts for which a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is ensured.
download files MS Word (46K) | PDF (113K)

Letter to Honorable Richard G. Lugar
June 14, 2001
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter describing actual and proposed increases in federal funding levels for special education programs and initiatives to reduce the cost of special education.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
June 6, 2001
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the 20 percent rule in 34 CFR 300.233 and clarifying which funds under Part B of IDEA can be included under the 20 percent calculation.
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Letter to State Directors of Special Education
June 4, 2001
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the new funding formula under IDEA and the year of age cohorts for which a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is ensured.
download filesMS Word (39K) | PDF (218K)

OSEP memorandum 00-17
June 26, 2000
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding implementation of the new funding formula under IDEA and the year of age cohorts for which FAPE is ensured.
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OSEP memorandum 00-15
May 18, 2000
Topic: Distribution of Funds
Letter regarding formula allocations to states and required adjustments to the Dec. 1, 1998 child count.
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