IDEA Federal Special Education Entitlement Grant provides funds to ensure that eligible students
with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) During this workshop, new
administrators will be engaged in a learning process on the preparation, coordination, submission, and maintenance of IDEA flow-through and preschool grants. It will focus on writing the IDEA grant,
permissive use of funds, limitations of expenditures, excess cost requirements, maintenance of
effort, coordination of early intervening services, audits, and more. Helpful tips and best practices in
writing your IDEA grant will be emphasized.
- Ms. Julie Jilek is the Assistant Superintendent/Chief School Business Official for the
Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO). NSSEO is a special
education cooperative that provides comprehensive educational programs for
students with disabilities from school districts in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Julie has worked in the field of education for the past 30 years, with her entire
career focusing on the education of students with special needs.