Please log onto your portal accounts and go to the “My Profile” tab and check to make sure your contact information (especially the email address) is up to date. It is very important to keep this information updated as the Department of Education uses the email address that is in the users’ Portal account to send vital information.
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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B MOE – Eligibility Standard for Special Education – Opened June 5 – Closes July 19

Public School Districts Only

School district eligibility for receipt of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part B) funds are contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort from year to year. Districts are to report within this application estimated special education expenditures, receipts, and resident child counts to establish eligibility for the receipt of IDEA Part B funds through the Grant Management system (GMS) during the 2023-2024 year.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B MOE – Eligibility Standard is found in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code, obtained from the District Administrator/Superintendent is required to access the collection.

Contact Information: Greg Prochazka (531-530-9096 or or Megan Kassing (531-289-8565 or

Support Services Flexible Funding Application – Open June 1 – Due Date July 15


Public School Districts & ESUs Only

Support Services – Flexible Funding projects provide the use of special education funding for the “preventative” support services targeting “students not identified or verified as having a disability… but who demonstrate a need for specially designed assistance in order to benefit from the school’s general education curriculum and to avoid the need for potentially expensive special education placement and services.”  The flexible funding option is available to school districts and approved cooperatives to a maximum of five percent (5%) of the total allowable and reimbursable special education costs for school age costs. Guidelines for the application have changed.  The Flex Funding Guidance document can be found here.  Support Services -Flex Funding information and applications are available in the Grants Management System (GMS).

Contact Information: Kris Elmshaeuser (

2023-2024 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application (GMS) – Due 6-30-2023


The 2023-2024 Special Education IDEA Consolidated application is open in the GMS with a due date of June 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CDT). Check the GMS login page for any updates.

Contact Information: Suzie Pierce (531-289-8190 or or Megan Kassing (531-289-8565 or