Tydings for SPED 240 Entitlement Grant
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is allowing districts to extend their Fy11 federal special education entitlement grant spending. Authority for this action is received through the federal Tydings Amendment. The Tydings Amendment allows grantees to spend funds for a full 27 months, and because districts are required subgrantees, the ESE will provide subgrantees with this extended two year period. The original project duration for the FY11 Fund Code 240 grant ran from September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011. If a school district did not expend all of its funds, the remaining funds will be carried over to an additional grant year upon receipt of your completed Final Financial Report (FR-1) for FY11 and the return of the unexpended funds.
When your district has returned unexpended funds, you may contact Grace Willis at 781-338-3363 or Helen Skulski at 781-338-3379 for a carryover workbook for remaining FY 11 SPED 240 (FY12 Carryover, in this case, the grant period will be upon approval through 8/31/12). Districts must commit to expending these carryover funds early in this fiscal year (FY 12) in order to ensure full liquidation of the funds within the allowed extension period.
Once you have received access to your FY12 Carryover, please complete the planning for prompt use, upload it to the SPED GRANTS APPLICATION AND AMENDMENTS SECURITY PORTAL, and mail two signed cover sheets to Grace Willis, per standard procedure.