Special Education_Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
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 D, Subpart 2, Section 663, 20 U.S.C 1463.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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 approved by the Secretary, for-profit organizations.
Infants, toddlers and other individuals with disabilities, and their families 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?
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
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.
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?
Progress reports shall be made on an annual basis. Final reports shall be made at the end of the project 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 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 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
David Guardino Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 245-6209
(Project Grants (Capacity Building and Complaint Processing, Training)) FY 14 $44,345,000; FY 15 est $44,345,000; and FY 16 est $44,345,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range and average vary by competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education 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