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TO: Superintendents of Schools, Special Education Directors, CDS Boards of Directors, CDS Regional Site Directors

FROM: Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE: February 21, 2007

RE: Maine’s Part C and Part B Applications for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007 Grant Awards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) To Be Submitted On or Before April 29, 2007 to the US Department of Education

      We encourage you participation in this process by reviewing the applications and submitting comments, if you choose.

     Both the Part C and the Part B applications are posted on the Department’s Special Education Web page at

      Written comments will be accepted from February 20, 2007 to 5 PM on March 26, 2007.  Comments are to be submitted to: Jaci Holmes, Federal Liaison, Maine Department of Education, SHS #23, Augusta, ME or via email to

      Maine is required to complete applications for both the Part C (birth through two) and Part B programs under IDEA annually. 

      The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires that the State publish each proposed application in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60 days prior to the date on which the plan is submitted to the Secretary or on which the plan becomes effective.