Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Higher Education
To support model demonstration projects to provide technical assistance or professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators in institutions of higher education, to enable such faculty, staff and administrators to provide students with disabilities a quality postsecondary education.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Postsecondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Estimated 23 new competitive awards are expected to be made. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended., Title VII, Part D, Subpart 1.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education.
Faculty and administration in postsecondary education and students with disabilities.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. In any fiscal year in which funds are available for new awards, the Department of Education publishes a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications and establishing a deadline date. An application package is available from the Office of Higher Education Programs. Copies will be mailed upon request.
Peer review panels are composed of representatives from public and private higher education, as well as, individuals with expertise in effective training strategies and knowledge of the needs of postsecondary students with disabilities, the learning characteristics of students with disabilities, and programs for students with disabilities in postsecondary education.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Notification usually is made within 5 months of the deadline for submission of applications.
Grants may last for up to 3 years, subject to the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
Contact the program office for information on criteria for individual competitons.
How may assistance be used?
Projects receiving funds must carry out one or more of the following activities: Developing innovative, effective and efficient teaching methods and strategies to provide faculty, staff, and administrators with the skills and supports necessary to teach students with disabilities and ensure the successful and smooth transition of students with disabilities from secondary school to postsecondary education; the synthesis of research and other information related to the provision of postsecondary educational services to students with disabilities; conducting of professional development and training sessions for faculty, staff, and administrators from other IHEs to enable them to meet the postsecondary needs of students with disabilities; developing innovative and effective teaching methods and strategies to provide postsecondary faculty, staff, and administrators with the ability to provide accessible distance education programs or classes that would enhance the access of students with disabilities to postsecondary education, including the use of accessible curricula and electronic communication for instruction and advising; making postsecondary education more accessible to students with disabilities through curriculum development, consistent with the principles of universal design for learning; and providing information, training, and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators with respect to disability-related fields that would enable such faculty, staff, and administrators to encourage interest and participation in, enhance awareness and understanding of, provide educational opportunities in, teach practical skills related to, and offer work-based opportunities in such fields among students with disabilities and other students.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual performance reports and a final performance report is required. Reporting requirements are specified in the grant award documents. Cash reports are not applicable. Annual performance reports and a final performance report are required. Reporting requirements are specified in the grant award documents. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Annual performance reports and a final performance report are required. Reporting requirements are specified in the grant award documents.
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 supporting claims under a grant must be maintained for 5 years after termination of the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are to be made for 3 years, subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Shedita Alston, Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 1990 K St NW, 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: email@example.com
Phone: (202) 502-7808.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $6,755,000; FY 10 $6,755,000; FY 11 $6,755,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Part 75, published in the Federal Register on March 6, 1997.
Examples of Funded Projects