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FSM's FFY 2021 IDEA Part B Grant Application


Public Announcement

February 1, 2021

The FSM National Department of Education (NDOE) announces that an application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is being submitted for US Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 covering the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The FSM continues to receive IDEA Part B funding from US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide special education and related service programs and services for eligible children with disabilities, ages 3-21, and their families.

IDEA requires that the annual application for funding be made available for Public Review and Comment. Consistent with this requirement, The FSM NDOE announces that the Annual State Application under Part B of IDEA for FFY 2021 will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, OSERS on or before May 21, 2021.

The FSM NDOE announces that a 60-day public review period and a 30-day public comment period will be made available to allow the public an opportunity to review the application and to make comments. The dates for the 60 day public review will be from February 22, 2021 – April 30, 2021. The 30 day public comment period will be from April 5, 2021 – May 14, 2021.

Copies of the Part B Application FFY 2021 are available at each State Department of Education and at the FSM NDOE Division of Special Services website, , and FSM Department of Education website, .

Please submit any comments concerning the application to:


Wayne Mendiola

Acting Secretary

Department of Education

FSM National Government

P.O. Box PS 87

Pohnpei, FM  96941


Comments may also be submitted via email to: and

Additional information can be obtained by calling 691-320-8982/1055/7228