Grant Details

PDISRCD: Increasing the Capacity of Leaders to Improve Systems Serving Children

 
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    CFDA#

    84.325L
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

    Summary

    The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research, to be successful in serving those children. 

     

    History of Funding

    $2,600,000 was available in funding in 2019.

    Additional Information

    This competition includes one absolute priority and one competitive preference priority. 


    Absolute Priority: This priority is: Leadership Development Programs: Increasing the Capacity of Leaders to Improve Systems Serving Children with Disabilities. The purpose of this priority is to fund grants to achieve, at a minimum, the following expected outcomes:

    • Development, improvement, or expansion of a high-quality, sustainable leadership development program to recruit, increase the capacity of, and retain a network of leaders at the State, regional, or local level to improve systems serving children with disabilities and their families;
    • Development, improvement, or expansion of infrastructure and implementation supports,2 including but not limited to partnerships with relevant child-serving agencies and diverse stakeholders (e.g., IHEs, parent centers,3 State- and local-level administrators, technical assistance providers) to deliver and sustain leadership development programs; and
    • Increased number of early intervention and special education leaders at the State, regional, or local level with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve systems serving children with disabilities and their families. 

    Competitive Preference Priority: This priority is: Matching Support (Up to 5 points). An application that demonstrates matching support for the proposed project at”

    • 20 percent of the requested Federal award (1 point);
    • 40 percent of the total amount of the requested Federal award (2 points);
    • 60 percent of the total amount of the requested Federal award (3 points);
    • 80 percent of the total amount of the requested Federal award (4 points); or
    • 100 percent of the total amount of the requested Federal award (5 points). Applicants must address this competitive preference priority in the budget information (ED Form 524, Section B) and budget narrative. 

    Contacts

    Sarah Allen

    Sarah Allen
    Office of Special Education Programs
    400 Maryland Ave, SW
    Washington, DC 20202
    (202) 245-7875
    (202) 245-7323
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are SEAs or Part C lead agencies.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by April 13, 2020. 

    Award Details

    Approximately $1,600,000 is available in funding. Up to 8 grants will be awarded. Award amounts range from $175,000 to $200,000. Project period is up to 60 months. This program requires cost matching of at least 20%.

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