The IDEA Grant provides federal funding to public school districts. Funds are awarded in exchange for the state of New Hampshire’s school districts providing free appropriate public education to all children between the ages of 3 to 21 with an educational disability. Throughout the twenty-six months of the grant life, the project manager will be submitting the grant application- including financial documentation and writing the grant requests, managing approved activities, negotiating contracts, hiring staff and monitoring monthly reporting. Check in points will occur to discuss expenditure amounts, ensure funds reported and spent match both Grants Management System and Accounting System; and evaluate potential risks throughout the grant life. At project closure, performance reviews, internal audits and debriefing will occur to provide areas of improvement, and review how well the funds were spent to offset excess costs in the regular school budget.