This Branch includes the Nonpublic Special Education Section.
Functions and Responsibilities
The Resource Management and Monitoring Branch ensures effective procurement, use, and oversight of Division resources. The Branch also provides for the effective, compliant monitoring of all recipients of federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant funds throughout Maryland, including Local School Systems, Public Agencies, and Institutions of Higher Education. Through grants management staff, the Branch also ensures fiscal accountability in accordance with federal and State regulations for federal and State funds administered by the Maryland State Department of Education for the benefit of children with disabilities, ages birth through 21. The Branch assists Local School Systems, Public Agencies, and other subrecipients of federal and State funds in the application, reporting, and fiscal management of those funds. The Resource Management and Monitoring Branch also provides technical assistance regarding fiscal matters to all school systems and grant subrecipient agencies, and monitors subrecipient compliance with State and federal grant regulations, including the Code of Federal Regulations, IDEA, Education Department General Administrative Regulations, General Education Provisions Act, Office of Management and Budget Circulars and COMAR. The Branch additionally provides data and information to the Division leadership in support of programmatic interventions and to facilitate funding determinations and resource allocations. The Branch is additionally responsible to manage major Special Education State Aid grants and to act as the Fiscal Agent for the Children’s Cabinet Interagency Fund. The Branch includes the Nonpublic Special Education Section, which manages nonpublic rate setting, the nonpublic tuition assistance program, public-private partnerships, related parent and professional publications, and statewide technical assistance to Local School Systems.