State Formula Grants

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) administers three formula grant programs authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These formula grants are awarded to states annually to support early-intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, preschool children ages three through five, and special education for children and youth with disabilities.

  • Part B Formula Grants
    • Assist states in providing a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities, ages three through 21.
      • Grants to States program. Authorized by Part B, Section 611 for children ages three through 21.
      • Preschool Grants program. Authorized by Part B, Section 619 for children ages three through five.
  • Part C Formula Grants
    • Support early intervention services for infants and toddlers.
      • Grants for Infants and Families program. Authorized by Part C for infants and toddlers, ages birth through two, and their families.

View funding tables, application forms, and grant award letters, including grant award letters for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and Part B and Part C of the IDEA beginning with Federal fiscal year 2000.

Obtain Official Hard Copies

Please note: Online versions of states’ most recent Grant Award Letters are considered unofficial copies. For official hard-copy versions of these online letters, you may contact the address listed below. Also, page numbers may differ between hard copies and the electronic PDF and Word files.

Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division
Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202-2600

Telephone: 202-245-7629

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