Special Education_Parent Information Centers

 

The purpose of the program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.328
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended., Part D, Subpart 3, Section 671-673, 20 U.S.C 1471-1473.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Parent organizations, as defined in Section 671(a)(2) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are eligible for parent center awards under IDEA sections 671 and 672. For section 672 funding, these parent centers must meet additional conditions set forth in section 672. For IDEA section 673 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 the Secretary approves, for-profit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Infants, toddlers and other individuals 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. 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).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
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 (See 34 CFR 75.253).
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, and announced in the application package or the application notice in the Federal Register.
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?
Reporting
Progress reports shall be made on annual basis. Final reports shall be made at the end of the project period. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
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).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: The Department may require a recipient of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement 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 funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Carmen Sanchez Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland, Ave., SW, Room 4057 PCP, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: carmen.sanchez@ed.gov Phone: (202)245-6595
Website Address
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/oseppic/index.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0300-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $27,411,000; FY 15 est $27,411,000; and FY 16 est $27,411,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range and average vary by competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
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.