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OFFICE OF SPECIAL
EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part D, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Sections
682-684, as amended, Public Law 105- 17, 20 U.S.C. 1482-1484.
To ensure that children with
disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities: (1) Receive training
and information on their rights and protections under the IDEA and (2) can
effectively participate in planning and decision making related to early
intervention, special education, and transitional services, including the
development of the Individualized Education Programs (IEP's).
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.
Applicant Eligibility: Parent organizations, as defined in Section
682(g) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Infants, toddlers, and children with
disabilities, and other individuals with disabilities, and their families
benefit from this program.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: This program is covered 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.
Application Procedure: The standard application forms as furnished 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.
Award Procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts.
Deadlines: Deadlines are published in the Federal Register or you may
contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Range is from 90 to 120 days.
Appeals: Not applicable.
Renewals: Awards may be renewed annually for up to 5 years throughout
the project period of the award, depending upon the availability of
Formula and Matching Requirements: The Secretary may require a
recipient of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement to share in the cost of
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Typically from 1 to 5 years.
Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress reports shall be made on annual basis. Final reports
shall be made at the end of the project period. Cash balance reports will be
Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133
(Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial
assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit
requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records: As stated in grant or 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 this grant.
Account Identification: 91-0300-0-1-500.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $26,000,000; FY 02 est $26,000,000; and FY
03 est $26,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
The range and average vary by competition.
Approximately 100 awards were made in fiscal year 2001.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
Carmen Sanchez Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland, Ave., SW, Room 4057 PCP, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202)245-6595
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Contact the Program Office for examples of funded projects.
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.