Program Description: IDEA Part B discretionary grants are distributed for statewide systems change initiatives to ensure the greatest impact on the maximum number of children with disabilities in Wisconsin. The department is committed to maintaining statewide grants that are central to themes in IDEA and support the State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators established by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These statewide initiatives are listed below with links to more information and to grant project websites, when available.
For more information, contact: Susan Hart, Grants Specialist, Special Education Team, at (608) 267-2349.
Technical Assistance and Other Information and Resources:
Procurement Technical Assistance: Guidance When Using IDEA Funds
- Outline of Provisions for IDEA-Funded Contracts
LEAs may purchase services with IDEA funds, including administration of IDEA grants, through written contracts valid under state law. This document lists provisions to include in such contracts, as applicable, including provisions required by federal regulations governing procurement practices.
- Procurement Method Decision Tree
- Procurement Records Checklist
- Wisconsin Statutes Addressing Procurement
- Glossary of Terms
- Procurement Technical Assistance Guide