Fiscal Year 2015 IDEA Grant Application

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) Grant Application for Connecticut’s school districts is now online.  The application can be located on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE’s) Web site at, under the Special Education section, subsection Fiscal/RFPS/Grants or by going to:  There have been some additions to the grant, which are necessary to satisfy the federal government’s new requirements.

Although this upcoming fiscal years’ final dollar amounts have not been established by the United States Department of Education, school districts can file their application with preliminary dollar amounts based on their FY 2014 grant applications.

Any questions may be addressed by contacting Brian Cunnane, CSDE, IDEA Funds Manager at or 860-713-6919.

New Connecticut Administrators of Special Education (NCASE) 2012-13 Informational Forums

The State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education (BSE) in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) continues to support new Connecticut administrators of special education through a series of informational forums targeting the most pressing needs for these new administrators.

NCASE informational forums are designed for those educational professionals who have been special education administrators in Connecticut for fewer than two years.

Through a series of live presentations and easy-to-access web-modules, NCASE participants receive information related to the IDEA grant application and current fiscal issues, the latest data issues and updates, extensive web-based resources through BSE and SERC web site tours, along with information on other critical areas of special education administration.

By following the link below you may access the schedule of 2012-13 NCASE informational forums.  If you are a new Connecticut administrator of special education, please take this opportunity to review the upcoming events and consider participating. If you are not new, but know someone who is, please consider supporting them by making them aware of the NCASE offerings.

If you would like to be included in the NCASE email dissemination list, please contact Jacqueline Denault (SERC) at or 860.632.1485 ext. 294.

For questions related to specific content for an NCASE event please contact Jay A. Brown (BSE) at, 860.713.6918 or Thomas Foote (SERC) at, 860.632.1485 ext. 395.

Follow this link to review upcoming NCASE events: NCASE Schedule of Events 2012-13