Special Education Educational Technology Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities


The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities program are to: (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

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
Not applicable.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended, Part D, Subpart 3, Section 674
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Infants, toddlers, children, and other individuals with disabilities, their families, as well as practitioners and service providers benefit from this program.
Not applicable.
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. Applications must be prepared and submitted according to requirements outlined in the notice inviting applications, as published in the Federal Register.
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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Application deadlines are identified in the notice inviting applications, published in the Federal Register
Not applicable.
Awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award, depending upon the availability of appropriations and adequacy of project progress.
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?
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring: Report requirements will be included in grant award documents.
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 awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to grant funds, compliance and performance, as well as other records to facilitate an effective audit, 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 75.730-732).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. A recipient of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement may be required to share in the cost of a project. (See 20 U.S.C. 1482 (a)(2)(A).)

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically from one to five years, subject to the availability of appropriations. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Terry Jackson,
Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Room 5158, Potomac Center Plaza,
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202) 245-6039.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$30,433,000.00; FY 23 est $30,433,000.00; FY 24 est $31,433,000.00; FY 21$29,547,000.00; FY 20$29,547,000.00; FY 19$28,047,000.00; FY 18$28,047,000.00; FY 16$30,047,000.00; FY 17 est $28,047,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The administration of the discretionary grant program is governed by: the statute; the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99); OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485; and by the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR 200, as adopted in 2 CFR part 3474.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. https://publicddb.osepideasthatwork.org/
Fiscal Year 2017 https://publicddb.osepideasthatwork.org
Fiscal Year 2019 https://publicddb.osepideasthatwork.org