Special Education Directors,
ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that the Compensatory Services Claims application is now open for the second wave of applications through the ESS Portal of ADEConnect and the cap for funds has been increased for each public education agency (PEA). Each PEA can now apply for one or multiple compensatory education claims up to $25,000 for each PEA.
ADE has been aware that PEAs may need relief when a free appropriate public education (FAPE) was unable to be provided during the Spring/Summer 2020 school closure while emergency remote learning was in effect. ADE/ESS, with the support of Superintendent Hoffman, advocated for $5 million of CARES Act funds to be dedicated to compensatory services relief for services already provided by the PEA to absorb some of the burdens.
Please visit the ESS Program Management website to review the Compensatory Services Claims materials and quick reference guide.
For questions about the application process, please contact ESS Program Management.