Special Education -- Olympic Education Programs


This program promotes the expansion of Special Olympics and the design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Special Olympic Sports and Empowerment Act, Section 3(a), 42 U.S.C 15001.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Special Olympics is the only eligible recipient of funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with intellectual disabilities.
OMB Circular No. A-122 applies. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Special Olympics shall submit an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Department may require.
Award Procedure
Applications will be reviewed by the Department.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
Awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award depending on the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for: (1) Activities to promote the expansion of Special Olympics, including activities to increase the participation of individuals with intellectual disabilities within the United States and (2) The design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs, including character education and volunteer programs that support the purposes of this Act, that can be integrated into classroom instruction and are consistent with academic content standards.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Progress reports shall be made on an annual basis. Final reports shall be made at the end of the grant award 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.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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 3 years from the date the grantee submits its final expenditure report for the funding period. 34 CFR 80.42.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 5 years subject to 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
Headquarters Office
Terry Jackson, Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: terry.jackson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-6039.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $7,583,350; FY 15 est $7,583,000; and FY 16 est $7,583,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One award for $7,583,000 in FY 14.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Part 300; 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86. (EDGAR).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available


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