IDEA Funding Application Available Online

February 24, 2009

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education has published the annual funding application for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, which may be found by visiting:


To receive federal IDEA funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the state is required to publish the proposed plan at least 60 days prior to the date on which the plan is submitted, with an opportunity for public comment on the plan to be accepted for at least 30 days.   Public comments on the application will be accepted March 2 through March 31, 2009.  A Comment Response Form is found at the end of the document.  Please submit comment forms by mail to Sandra McQuain, assistant director, Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning, at the address indicated on the form, by fax to (304) 558-3741 or by e-mail to


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