School Finance

ARRA SFSF Monitoring Survey due October 31, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010, 11:26 am

As the prime recipient of State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) must monitor its sub-recipients' compliance with several key requirements of the program.  OPI has developed a survey in the MAEFAIRS system to collect information about a school district's use of ARRA SFSF funds.

The survey has two areas of questions:  1) SFSF Procedures and Uses and 2) Education Reform Areas.  We recommend that the district superintendent and clerk/business manager work together to answer the survey questions.

Completion of the survey is mandatory for all sub-recipients of ARRA SFSF funds.  School districts received ARRA SFSF funds in FY2010 as part of the general fund direct state aid payment.  The survey for SFSF funds used during FY2010 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010) will be open in the MAEFAIRS system on Tuesday, October 5.  The report must be submitted to OPI no later than October 31, 2010.

OPI will send an Official Email with step-by-step instruction on how to access, complete and submit the survey.

Questions?  Contact Joan Anderson at (406) 444-2562 (, Adam Anfinson at (406) 444-4524 ( or Denise Ulberg at (406) 444-1960 (

For more information, contact Denise Ulberg, (406) 444-1960