Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
If existing facilities cannot be used, facilities rented or leased with IDEA, Part B funds must be used for approved activities. Rental costs must be reasonable and at fair market rates. The cost of idle facilities and idle capacity are not allowable.
Construction services or remodeling of facilities is NOT allowable.
F.Advertising and Public Relations
Expenditures for advertising for recruitment of personnel, procurement of goods and services, disposal of surplus property, and specific purposes of federal award are allowable.
Expenditures for public relations specifically required by federal award and expenditures necessary for general awareness are allowable.
Expenditures for transportation, meals, hotel and other expenses associated with staff travel for the LEA relating to special education are allowable.
Expenditures for telephone, Internet fees, and postage services are allowable.
Expenditures for energy including diesel, gasoline, and oil for transportation and services received from utility companies for electricity and natural gas are allowable.
Expenditures for dues and fees, staff registration and staff tuition, and memberships are allowable when benefit is related to the IDEA, Part B grant program. Memberships must be in the name of the LEA (not individuals) and not for an organization which is substantially engaged in lobbying.
Memberships in community, social, or lobbying organizations are not allowable.
K. Schoolwide Programs
A LEA may use funds received under Part B for any fiscal year to carry out a schoolwide program under Title I, Section 1114 of ESEA.