The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.
Special Olympics is the only eligible recipients of funds.
Individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is not covered under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs".
Special Olympics shall submit on application at such time, in such maner, and containing such information as the Department may require.
Applications will be reviewed by the Department.
Deadlines will be announced by the Department.
Special Olympic Sports and Empowerment Act, Section 3(a), 42 U.S.C. 15001.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Range is from 90 to 120 days.
Awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award depending on the availability of appropriations.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 5 years subject to availability of appropriations.
Post Assistance Requirements
Progress reports must be submitted on an annual basis.
Final reports must be submitted at the end of the 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 the grant or contract terms and conditions.
FY 07 $0; FY 08 est $11,790,360 and FY 09 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
All appropriated funds must be awarded to Special Olympics.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, OSERS, Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4103-PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2600. Contact Ingrid Oxaal. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: (202) 245-7471.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals