Special Education-Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities

The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities program are to: (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that are appropriate for use in the classroom setting; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.327
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.
Authorization
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended , Part D, Subpart 3, Section 674.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are LEAs under State law, institutions of higher education (IHEs), other public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, outlying areas, freely associated States, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and, if approved by the Secretary, for-profit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families benefit from this program.
Credentials/Documentation
OMB Circulars A-21, A-122, and A-87 may apply to grantees under this program depending on the grantee. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by outside experts and program staff, in accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75, Subpart D).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award, depending upon the availability of appropriations.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: A recipient of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement may be required to share in the cost of a project. (See 20 U.S.C. 1482 (a)(2)(A).).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically from one to five years, subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Progress reports shall be made on an annual basis. Final reports shall be made at the end of the project period. Cash reports are not applicable. Grantees must submit an annual performance report (APR) as required under EDGAR 34 CFR 74.50. Expenditure reports are monitored through the APR. Program performance is monitored through the APR. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
As required by EDGAR, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under its award, as stated in grant or contract terms and conditions. Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion. (34 CFR 75.721).
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0300-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 12 $29,587,973; FY 13 est $28,046,994; and FY 14 est $29,588,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range and average vary by competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Michael Slade Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: michael.slade@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7527
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria for selecting among grant applications will normally be selected from those in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Part 75.210, and announced in the application package or the application notice in the Federal Register.
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