The studies supported by this program include the National Study of Alternate Achievement Standards and the National Assessment of Special Education.
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.
A State educational agency, a local educational agency, an institution of higher education, any other public agency, a private non-profit organization, an outlying area, an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined under section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act), and a for-profit organization, if the Secretary finds it appropriate in light of the purposes of a particular competition for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement.
The Department may limit the entities eligible for an award to categories of these eligible entities.
Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and other individuals with disabilities, and their families benefit from this program.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is covered under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernment 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 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 will be reviewed by a panel of experts.
Contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 664, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1464.
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 upon the availability of appropriations. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically from one to five years. Renewals are 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 project period.
Cash balance reports will be required annually.
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 expand 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.
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.
(Grants) FY 07 $9,900,000; FY 08 est $9,460,000; and FY 09 est $9,460,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable because the range and number varies by topic.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-2500. Contact: David Malouf, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (202) 219-1309.
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.
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