Assurances for IDEA Entitlement Funds

Each LEA must ensure that all programs for children with disabilities will be operated in compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations. The chief officer of the sub-recipient provides an assurance to DPI of compliance with state and federal special education requirements. These assurances must be filed with the DPI as part of the LEA’s IDEA grant application before a district may encumber and expend federal monies.

Beginning with fiscal year 2013-14, assurances for IDEA entitlement funds will be signed electronically by an individual authorized by the district to accept IDEA funds on the district’s behalf. A role, “District Authorizer” has been added to the Special Education web portal and has been assigned to the District Administrator on record. 

E-mail Instructions sent to District Administrators on September 16, 2013: E-mail

Video tutorial for electronically signing and submitting IDEA entitlement assurances: Screencast

PDF view of LEA Assurances and Certifications, (Rev. 6/13):  PI-3201 Assurances

PDF view of 2r Charter School Assurances and Certifications, (Rev. 6/13): PI-3201-2r Assurances

Request for a regenerated District Authorizer Password: Password Request Form


  • General Education Provisions Act Assurances and Certification, PI-1091 (Rev. 5/11)
    Submission of form PI-1091 was required as part of the application for fiscal year 2011-12. Once submitted, a new submission is NOT required annually. The assurances remain in effect for the duration of the IDEA program. A new submission will only be required when there are changes in the law or when there is another significant change in the circumstances affecting an assurance.