Fed - Sp Ed - IDEA - Flow Through
CSFA Number: 586-64-0417
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Tammy Greco
Short Description
To serve students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) ages 3-21.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PL 108-446
Objectives and Goals
Providing a free and appropriate public education to students ages 3-21 with IEPs.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) flow-through grants are supplemental funds to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in providing IEP services to students ages 3-21. The funds can be used for staffing costs, professional development, supplies/materials/equipment, transportation, proportionate share services, related service cost, and administrative costs. All districts must verify that they meet IDEA excess cost and IDEA MOE requirements, i.e., the IDEA funds are not supplanting any state/local funds.

Institutions of Higher Education that receive a state award or federal pass-through award for a grant program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education will be restricted to a maximum indirect rate of 8% or other indirect cost rate calculated by their cognizant federal agency, whichever is less, pursuant to an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
Illinois LEAs must meet IDEA excess cost and MOE requirements to be eligible. Amounts are based on a formula. Each LEA's allocation per the formula is posted at www.isbe.net/funding/pdf/IDEA-flow-allocations-16.pdf.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
LEA amounts are determined by the formula Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Funding and Disbursement loads those amounts into the IDEA preschool grant applications. Districts must complete and submit to ISBE for review; administration checks apply at the district/cooperative level. ISBE Special Education Services and IDEA grant coordinators review all IDEA grants for approval of allowable expenditures. The grant application includes checklists for the first and second reviews by IDEA grant coordinators. Those checklists are used to communicate with the districts/cooperatives regarding any needed revisions. All IDEA grantees must submit written assurances (provided in the grants), meet IDEA excess cost and IDEA MOE requirements, and address IDEA proportionate share requirements.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly fiscal and programmatic reporting
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
34 CFR 300, Subpart C is specific to IDEA flow-through grants; all other related subparts of 34 CFR 300 also apply.

34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $479,681,039
FY 2018 : $498,362,925
FY 2019 : $479,030,372
FY 2020 : $115,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details4630-SPNot Applicable06/15/2017 - 07/25/2017 : 4:00pm
Details19-4630-SPNot Applicable05/31/2018 - 07/18/2018 : 4 PM
Details20-4630(SP)$0 - $11500007/16/2019 - 08/30/2019 : 4 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-4620(00)City of Chicago SD 29907/01/201906/30/202092,834,507
34049825060-4620(00)Spec Educ Dist Lake County/Sedol07/01/201906/30/202017,021,430
05016805060-4620(00)NW Suburban Spec Educ Org07/01/201906/30/202010,674,049
07016802060-4620(00)Speed SEJA #80207/10/201906/30/20208,121,921
31045046022-4620(00)SD U-4607/01/201906/30/20208,052,290