Director of Funding and Finance
To promote the development and implementation of special education through the proper allocation and distribution of federal funds. Proper funding processes ensure students with disabilities reach the highest level of achievement possible in school, the work place, and the community.
The ESS Funding Unit distributes IDEA formula-driven, non-competitive, and discretionary, competitive grants to eligible schools throughout Arizona. The grant process is fully automated through the ADE Grants Management Enterprise system. Grants are approved, amended, and financially monitored through the automated system. There are approximately twenty grant categories and the unit processes approximately 1000 applications per year.
In addition to grants, the ESS Funding Unit manages all contracts, procurement, data collection, and budgeting for Exceptional Student Services.
Contract Management facilitates new contracts, renewals, and modifications to contracts, as well as coordinating requests for proposals (RFPs).
Budget and Finance
Budget and Finance facilitates accounts payables, procurement, travel reimbursement, equipment orders, budget, and single audit activities.
ESS Grants Management
ESS Grants Management is responsible for the distribution and auditing of IDEA grants for all public local education agencies (LEAs) providing services to students with disabilities.