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Public Announcement: FSM FFY 2015 OSEP Part B Application

February 9, 2015: The FSM Department of Education announces that an application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is being submitted for Fiscal Year 2015. The FSM receives funding under IDEA to provide special education and related service programs for eligible children with disabilities 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 Department of Education announces that the Annual State Application under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education on May 3, 2015.

The FSM Department of Education announces that a 60-day public review period and a 30-day public comment period will be available to allow the public an opportunity to review the application and to makes comments. The dates for the 60 day public review will be from March 2, 2015 to April 30, 2015. The 30 day public comment period will be from March 16, 2015 to  April 14, 2015.

The FSM Department of Education will also be conducting Public Hearings in each State regarding the FFY 2015 Part B Application and any changes that are being proposed for policies and procedures used within the FSM Department of Education to administer special education programs. A schedule of the Public Hearing dates will be made available.

Copies of the Part B Application FFY 2015 are available at each State Department of Education. A copy of the application is available under the Events. 

Please submit any comments concerning the application to:
Mr. Arthur Albert
Chief, Division of Special Services
Department of Education
FSM National Government
P.O. Box P
Kolonia, Pohnpei
FSM 96941

Comments may also be submitted via email to: aalbert@dss.edu.fm
Additional information can be obtained by calling 691-320-8982/1055/7228