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 Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Operations 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 Operations Unit manages all contracts, procurement, data collection, and budgeting for Exceptional Student Services.
IDEA Basic Entitlement Allocations and Grant
IDEA Capacity Building Grants
IDEA Emergency Funding
IDEA High Cost Child Funding
IDEA Secure Care Grant
Training & Guidance Documents
- ESS Grants Management New Charter Training
- ESS IDEA Grant Management
- Indirect Cost Rate
- OSEP 08-09 Coordinated Early Intervening Services
- Proportionate Share Guidance Under IDEA
- Special Education Cost Study 2007
Director of Operations
Email: [email protected]
Budget and Finance
Budget and Finance facilitates accounts payable, procurement, travel reimbursement, equipment orders, budget, and single audit activities.
Program Management is responsible for the distribution and auditing of IDEA grants for all public local education agencies (LEAs) providing services to students with disabilities.
Denise Pawlak, Grant Compliance Specialist