IDEA Federal Grant

IDEA image

Notice of Public Comment Period

Washington state’s annual application for federal IDEA funds for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024 has been posted and will be available for public review for 60 days, with a comment period of 30 days, prior to final submission to the US Department of Education (DOE) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by May 31, 2024. Check out this overview video about the application process, from Dr. Tania May, OSPI Assistant Superintendent of Special Education.

Two virtual/online Public Comment Hearings have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 1–2 pm | Zoom link

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 9–10 am | Zoom link

All members of the public are invited to attend the Public Comment Hearings and provide verbal or written comment on the annual application for IDEA funds and the proposed budget. The Public Comment Hearings are posted to the OSPI Rulemaking and Public Comment website. Comments may also be submitted in writing to no later than May 8, 2024.

Note that each scheduled meeting has a separate Zoom link. If participants need accommodations beyond closed captioning, please contact the OSPI Special Education division at or by calling 360-725-0725.