In order to receive a grant under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states must submit an application annually. The public participation requirements relevant to Part B are set forth in the Part B regulations at 34 CFR 300.165 and in section 441(b)(7) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). States are required to make the Part B Application available to the public for a period of 60 days, and accept comments for a period of 30 days. Florida’s Part B Application will be available to the public through May 2, 2012, on the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Web site at: www/fldoe.org/ese/. Comments will be accepted between March 2, 2012 and April 2, 2012. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Cathy Bishop, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 614, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, via email: email@example.com or via Fax: (850)245-0953.