The Resource Management and Monitoring Branch ensures effective procurement, use, and oversight of Division resources. The Branch provides for the comprehensive monitoring of all recipients of federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant funds throughout Maryland, including Local Education Agencies (LEA), Public Agencies (PA), and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE). By means of a Differentiated Framework of General Supervision and Performance Support, the Branch provides Statewide and regional technical assistance related to fiscal accountability in accordance with regulations for federal and State funds administered by the Maryland State Department of Education for the benefit of children with disabilities, birth through 21 years.
The Branch assists the LEA, PA, and other subrecipients of federal and State funds in the application, reporting, and fiscal management of those funds in compliance with key regulations: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the General Education Provisions Act, and COMAR. Branch personnel utilize a wide range of data and findings to provide Division leadership real-time performance and fiscal outcomes in support of programmatic interventions and development of funding determinations and resource allocations.
This Branch is additionally responsible for the management of major Special Education State Aid grants and serves as the Fiscal Agent for the Governor's Children’s Cabinet Interagency Fund.
The Resource Management and Monitoring Branch includes the
Nonpublic Special Education Section, which manages the setting of nonpublic rates, the nonpublic tuition assistance program, public-private partnerships, related parent and professional publications, and statewide technical assistance to Local School Systems.
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