MSDE Notice: Comment Period Opens For Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application

For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Ronald Boone, 410-767-0261

Baltimore, MD (February 6, 2014)

The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) available for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least 30 days.  The Maryland State Department of Education federal fiscal year (FFY) 2014 State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of IDEA is available for public review from February 7 through April 7, 2014 on the MSDE website at  The proposed FFY 2014 State Application under Part B of IDEA is also available for review by visiting the office of the local director of special education for a local school system.

The application includes a checklist of assurances that Maryland has policies and procedures in effect to comply with the requirements of IDEA.  Maryland assures that policies and procedures will be in effect as changes in State and local procedures are made consistent with the IDEA.  The plan for expenditure of state-level IDEA funs by category is also a component of the State Application.

Written comments only will be accepted from March 7, 2014 through April 7, 2014.  Comments must be addressed to:

Ronald Boone, Branch Chief
Resource Management and Monitoring Branch
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Maryland Part B Application FFY 2014

MSDE NOTICE - Part B 2014

If you have any concerns regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Boone at 410-767-0261.