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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Proposes to Allow States to Use Up to $41 Million of Existing Title I and IDEA Funds to Effectively Administer, Monitor and Report Use of ARRA Funds

Duncan Posts Proposed Notice to Adjust Caps on Administrative Funds for IDEA, section 611 and Title I, Part A

Contact:  
Sandra Abrevaya, (202) 401-1576, sandra.abrevaya@ed.gov


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Education Department will publish a proposal in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug. 17, to allow states to reserve more administrative funds under Title I, Part A and IDEA to defray data collection costs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) including those related to administering, monitoring and reporting on use of ARRA funds. Title I and IDEA are programs that provide additional educational assistance to academically at-risk students and children with disabilities, respectively. The notice is a proposal, which will be open for public comment for 30 days.

"With an historic $21 billion in stimulus funding for Title I, Part A and IDEA comes additional responsibilities for states to administer, monitor and report how dollars are being spent," said Duncan. "We want to do everything we can here at the Department to help states meet those needs, which is why we are proposing to make up to $41 million in existing Title I and IDEA funds available for this use nationwide."

ARRA imposed new requirements on states under Title I, Part A and IDEA, section 611. However, the Title I, Part A and IDEA, section 611 programs have limits on the amount of funds states may reserve for administration, which were put in place before the ARRA was passed. ARRA allows the secretary to make reasonable adjustments to those limits to help states meet the additional data burden related to administering, monitoring and reporting on the use of ARRA funds.

The notice specifies a maximum additional amount of administrative funds that each state may reserve under Title I, Part A and IDEA, section 611. Please see the tables below for these figures.

Public comments on the notice will be due by Sept. 16. To view the Federal Register notice please go to http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2009-3/081709d.html

Note: * There are two figures for Title I, Part A. This is because the proposal would allow a state that requests and receives 1) a waiver related to Title I, Part A, ARRA funds, or 2) a waiver of maintenance of effort for LEAs, to reserve a larger amount of additional administrative funds than it would otherwise be permitted to reserve.

Title I, Part A

Column 1 Column 2
(Administrative funds for ARRA data collection excluding data collection for waivers) *
Column 3
(Administrative funds for ARRA data collection including data collection for waivers) *
Alabama $488,908 $814,846
Alaska $100,000 $200,000
Arizona $585,262 $975,437
Arkansas $333,276 $555,461
California $600,000 $1,000,000
Colorado $333,408 $555,680
Connecticut $212,143 $353,571
Delaware $100,000 $200,000
District Of Columbia $112,807 $200,000
Florida $600,000 $1,000,000
Georgia $600,000 $1,000,000
Hawaii $100,000 $200,000
Idaho $104,867 $200,000
Illinois $600,000 $1,000,000
Indiana $506,031 $843,385
Iowa $154,491 $257,485
Kansas $212,604 $354,340
Kentucky $466,044 $776,739
Louisiana $531,470 $885,784
Maine $111,553 $200,000
Maryland $407,875 $679,792
Massachusetts $491,041 $818,401
Michigan $600,000 $1,000,000
Minnesota $284,133 $473,555
Mississippi $398,665 $664,442
Missouri $443,185 $738,642
Montana $103,950 $200,000
Nebraska $143,427 $239,045
Nevada $210,378 $350,631
New Hampshire $100,000 $200,000
New Jersey $548,914 $914,856
New Mexico $242,410 $404,017
New York $600,000 $1,000,000
North Carolina $600,000 $1,000,000
North Dakota $100,000 $200,000
Ohio $600,000 $1,000,000
Oklahoma $328,328 $547,213
Oregon $281,207 $468,678
Pennsylvania $600,000 $1,000,000
Puerto Rico $600,000 $1,000,000
Rhode Island $107,503 $200,000
South Carolina $428,517 $714,195
South Dakota $103,950 $200,000
Tennessee $582,225 $970,374
Texas $600,000 $1,000,000
Utah $148,609 $247,681
Vermont $100,000 $200,000
Virginia $496,056 $826,760
Washington $405,369 $675,615
West Virginia $182,944 $304,906
Wisconsin $443,188 $738,647
Wyoming $100,000 $200,000

* For the purposes of this table, "waivers" refer to waivers described in Section C or E of the Title I, Part A Waiver Guidance that have been obtained by an State Education Agency from the Department.

Column 2 is equal to .3 percent of a state's Title I, Part A ARRA allocation with a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $600,000.

Column 3 is equal to .5 percent of a state's Title I, Part A ARRA allocation with a minimum of $200,000 and a maximum of $1,000,000.

IDEA Section 611

Column 1 Column 2 *
Alabama $181,865
Alaska $100,000
Arizona $178,476
Arkansas $112,178
California $500,000
Colorado $148,731
Connecticut $132,971
Delaware $100,000
District Of Columbia $100,000
Florida $500,000
Georgia $313,758
Hawaii $100,000
Idaho $100,000
Illinois $500,000
Indiana $253,535
Iowa $122,095
Kansas $106,872
Kentucky $157,570
Louisiana $188,750
Maine $100,000
Maryland $200,242
Massachusetts $280,552
Michigan $400,608
Minnesota $189,839
Mississippi $117,836
Missouri $227,175
Montana $100,000
Nebraska $100,000
Nevada $100,000
New Hampshire $100,000
New Jersey $360,691
New Mexico $100,000
New York $500,000
North Carolina $314,410
North Dakota $100,000
Ohio $437,736
Oklahoma $147,925
Oregon $128,979
Pennsylvania $427,178
Puerto Rico $109,098
Rhode Island $100,000
South Carolina $173,240
South Dakota $100,000
Tennessee $229,613
Texas $500,000
Utah $105,541
Vermont $100,000
Virginia $281,415
Washington $221,357
West Virginia $100,000
Wisconsin $208,200
Wyoming $100,000

* Column 2 is equal to .1 percent of a state's IDEA, section 611 ARRA allocation with a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $500,000.