***FY 2021-2022 Final Preschool Allocations (including ARPA funds) - (3/8/2022)*** This Google sheet includes all flow-through allocations dating back to FY 2011-2012.
Program Description: Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are provided to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) on a formula basis for programs and services to students with disabilities (IEPs). Part B preschool provides funds for special education services to children ages 3-5. Funds may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services, as well as supplementary aids and services, to children with disabilities. Funds may only be used for special education.
Who is Eligible to Apply: School Districts (including Independent Charter Schools) and Department of Health Services.
Amount of Funds Available: Preschool formula funds are calculated according to the IDEA Amendments of 1997. Under the preschool grant funding formula, LEAs receive a "base amount" and any additional dollars are distributed on the basis of the district’s public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment (85%) and the relative number of children living in poverty (15%). Wisconsin is utilizing the number of Title I formula children in each district as the poverty indicator.
Application Due Date: The application process for formula funds is included as part of the local performance plan. The IDEA flow-through (including CEIS) and preschool budget software can be accessed through the WISEGrants Web Portal. The expenditure of funds is not permissible prior to July 1 of the fiscal year or the date all parts of the IDEA budget application are received, whichever is later.
Fiscal Year Closeout: Final IDEA formula budget amendments are due July 31 after the close of the fiscal year (ie, 2020-21 budgets must have final amendments submitted by July 31, 2021). Final claims must be submitted by September 30 after the close of the fiscal year (ie, 2020-21 budget claims must be submitted by September 30, 2021).