Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-1504 - Application and Account Activation

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. The Department shall accept applications to participate in the Program between July 1 and June 30 of each year.
B. The Department shall provide information for prospective applicants on eligibility.
C. The Department shall enroll and issue an award letter to eligible applicants within 30 days after receipt of a completed application and all required documentation. The award letter shall include information on how to activate the account and the amount of ESA funding the student will receive.
D. Within 30 days of issuing the award letter, the Department shall issue the contract to eligible applicants.
E. Prior to issuing a notice of a denied application, the Department shall provide notice describing the administrative or substantive incompleteness of the application and provide the applicant 30 days to provide the missing documentation or information. The Department shall include the justification for the denial and, if the application was substantively incomplete, the Department shall include the applicant's right to appeal.
F. Pursuant to R7-2-1511, a person who has had an application denied due to being substantively incomplete may file a written request for a hearing within 30 days after being served the notice of denial. Administratively incomplete applications are not appealable.
G. If the Board finds in favor of a parent who appealed a denied application, the Department shall expedite the contract and funding to the parent to the extent possible.

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Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-1504
Adopted by final rulemaking at 26 A.A.R. 2881, effective 1/1/2021. Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 28 A.A.R. 180, effective 12/13/2021.

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