Special Education-Technical Assistance On State Data Collection
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Part B, Sections 611(c) and 616(i), as amended. U.S.C. 1411 and U.S.C. 1416.
To provide technical assistance, where needed, to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the IDEA.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.
Public and private agencies and organizations, including for profit and non-profit agencies and organizations.
Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and other individuals with disabilities, and their families benefit from this program.
Application and Award Process
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 a single point of contact in his or her State to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
The standard application forms as furnished by the Department and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. The program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Applications are reviewed by a panel of experts.
Deadlines are published in application notices in the Federal Register, and may be accessed through the Department's Website at http://www.ed.gov
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically from 1 to 5 years. Renewals subject to the availability of appropriations.
Post Assistance Requirements
Progress reports shall be made on an annual basis. Final reports shall be made at the end of the grant award period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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.
FY 07 $14,015,000,000; FY 08 est $15,000,000; and FY 09 est $15,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable because the range and average very by competition.
About 25 new and continuation awards are expected to be made from 2008 funds.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Division of Research to Practice, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-2600. Contact: Larry Wexler. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (202) 245-7571.
Web Site Address
84.027, Special Education-Grants To States
84.173, Special Education-Preschool Grants
84.181, Special Education-Grants For Infants And Families
84.323, Special Education - State Personnel Development
84.324, Research In Special Education
84.326, Special Education-Technical Assistance And Dissemination To Improve Services And Results For Children With Disabilities
84.327, Special Education-Technology And Media Services For Individuals With Disabilities
84.328, Special Education-Parent Information Centers
84.329, Special Education-Studies And Evaluations
Examples of Funded Projects
Projects to help States develop modified achievement standards for children with disabilities and projects to help States develop alternate assessments for children with disabilities.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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.