Special Education_Technical Assistance on State Data Collection


To provide technical assistance, where needed, to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the IDEA.

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
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended, Part B, Sections 611(c) and 616(i), 20 U.S.C 1411.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private agencies and organizations, including for profit and non-profit agencies and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities benefit from this program.
OMB Circulars A-21, A-122, and A-87 may apply to grantees under this program depending on the grantee. 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 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
As required by EDGAR, awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award if the recipient has made substantial progress in meeting the goals of the project, depending upon the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.
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.
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 grantee 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
Typically from 1 to 5 years. Renewals 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
Headquarters Office
David Egnor, Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: david.egnor@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7334.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $15,000,000; FY 15 est $15,000,000; and FY 16 est $17,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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