Special Education Studies and Evaluations
To assess progress in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including State and local efforts to provide (1) Free appropriate public education to children with disabilities; and (2) early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities who would be at risk of having substantial developmental delays if early intervention services were not provided.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp. Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp.Fiscal Year 2017
Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp.Fiscal Year 2018
Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/evaluations_filter.asp.Fiscal Year 2019
Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/evaluations_filter.asp.Fiscal Year 2020
No data available.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended, Section 664, 20 U.S.C. 1464
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid evaluations are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and other individuals with disabilities, and their families benefit from this program.
Applicants must submit proposals that are responsive to the solicitation and demonstrate the capacity to carry out the work.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Department provides a forecast of contract opportunities on its website at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/contract/find/forecast.html and posts solicitations at FedBizOpps (FBO). Vendors may view a synopsis, download a solicitation, and register to receive notification of modifications to existing notices.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The Department will make awards to those companies that are determined to provide the best value to the government.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Protests, disputes, and appeals related to contracts funded under this program are regulated under 48 CFR Part 33.
How are proposals selected?
Awards are made to vendors whose proposals represent the combination of merit and cost that is most favorable to the government.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to carry out activities identified in solicitations for contract awards.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring is required, and contractor performance information is gathered subject to 48 CFR Part 42, Subpart 42.15.
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 stated in contract terms and conditions, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under the award.
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
Typically from one to five years. Renewals are not applicable. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, 550 12th St., SW, Room 4104
Washington, DC 20208 US
(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 18$10,818,000.00; FY 19 est $10,818,000.00; FY 20 est $10,818,000.00; FY 17$10,818,000.00; FY 16$10,818,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information on the program is available on the agency website at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/ and in Congressional budget justifications at https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget20/justifications/index.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
Funding will support a study of transition outcomes for youth with disabilities, an evaluation of multi-tiered systems of support for behavior, an evaluation of preschool special education practices, ECLS-K, a study on post-high school outcomes for youth with disabilities, and the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study. Funding supported a study of transition outcomes for youth with disabilities, an evaluation of multi-tiered systems of support for behavior, an evaluation of preschool special education practices, ECLS-K, a study on post-high school outcomes for youth with disabilities, and the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study.Fiscal Year 2017
Funding supported an evaluation of preschool special education practices, a study of the State and local implementation of IDEA.Fiscal Year 2018
Funding supported an evaluation of preschool special education practices, the National Longitudinal Transition Study, and the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study. More information on funded projects is available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/Fiscal Year 2019
Funding supported an evaluation of training in multi-tiered systems of support for reading in early elementary school, an evaluation of preschool special education practices, the National Longitudinal Transition Study, and the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study, and an impact evaluation of training in transitional supports. More information on funded projects is available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/.Fiscal Year 2020
Any solicitations will be announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov).