Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant Funded Initiative
Michigan's MTSS Technical Assistance Center is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative. IDEA Grant Funded Initiatives receive federal funds allocated by the IDEA that are awarded through the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). This funding supports the TA Center training program.
State Personnel Development Grant
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), is for professional development for districts and schools to help implement effective practices. The TA Center uses the funds to provide capacity-building tools and resources for districts that support implementation of MTSS.
School Climate Transformation Grant
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the School Climate Transformation Grant to the MDE to develop local capacity for implementing MTSS for behavior. The MDE uses the grant to provide funding for the PPSC program, which is co-directed by the TA Center and the MDE, Coordinated School Health and Safety Programs.
OSEP PBIS Center Funds
The OSEP PBIS Center awarded additional funds to the TA Center to support the School Climate Transformation Grant. The TA Center uses the funds to help build its own capacity to support ISDs and local districts through the PPSC program.
State School Aid Act (Sec. 54b) Funds
The Michigan State School Aid Act allocates funding for the TA Center to pilot a program that will develop, enhance, and expand statewide systems of support for intermediate school districts and schools implementing an evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.
This funding is provided, in part, as an outcome of the recommendations of a special education reform task force. The pilot program, named the PBIS Intensive Support Project, will partner with at least three intermediate school districts to ensure that the TA Center can be implemented statewide with fidelity and sustainability.