Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
Spending your IDEA Funds
IDEA grant funds that flow-through to the LEAs may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services, as well as supplementary aids and services, to children with disabilities. See Appendix D for a list of typical expenditures under IDEA grants. Funds may only be used for special education purposes.
The US Department of Education issues the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) which govern how the LEA or agency may spend its IDEA funds and all other federal grant funds. The relevant sections of EDGAR, Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations are parts 74 through 86 and 97 through 99. is available online ( ).
Administration of Grants & Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, & Other Non-Profit Organizations
Direct Grant Programs
Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations
Intergovernmental Review of Dept. of Ed Programs & Activities
Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State & Local Governments
General Education Provisions Act – Enforcement
New Restrictions on Lobbying
Government wide Debarment and Suspension and Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Protection of Human Subjects
Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs & Testing
Family Educational Rights & Privacy (FERPA)
The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) establishes government-wide grants management policies and guidelines through circulars and common rules. These policies are adopted by grant-making agencies and inserted into their federal regulations. Four OMB circulars are relevant when managing IDEA funds: A-21, A-110, A-122 and A-133. Copies of are available online () .