Special Education - Special Olympics 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
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 No Current Data Available.
Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004, 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 and without intellectual disabilities.
2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
Not applicable.
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 to improve academic and behavioral outcomes.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Audits are required.
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 in accordance with the requirements at 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One 12-month grant is issued each year subject to availability of appropriations. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Terry Jackson, Ed.D
Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202) 245-6039.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$31,000,000.00; FY 23 est $36,000,000.00; FY 24 est $36,000,000.00; FY 21$23,683,000.00; FY 20$20,083,000.00; FY 19$17,583,000.00; FY 18$15,083,000.00; FY 17$12,583,000.00; FY 16$10,083,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One award for $31,000,000 in FY 22 and, one award for $36,000,000 in FY23.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Part 300; 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, and 86; and 2 CFR Part 200.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2021 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2022 No Current Data Available.


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