Special Education Preschool Grants, Recovery Act

To provide grants to States to assist them to make available special education and related services for children with disabilities ages 3 through 5 years, and at a State's discretion, to 2-year-old children with disabilities who will reach age three during the school year.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Federal funds are combined with State and local funds to provide a free appropriate public education to children with disabilities.

This includes special education and related services.

Funds are used for salaries of teachers and other personnel, educational materials, related services -- such as speech or occupational therapy -- and other education-related needs.

Fiscal Year 2009: No information provided!.

Fiscal Year 2010: No information provided!.


Agency - Department of 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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Education, California Department Of $ 40,987,720   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, Ohio Department Of $ 13,250,954   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, Michigan Department Of $ 13,396,405   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, Maine Department Of $ 2,581,733   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, New Jersey Department Of $ 10,974,714   2009-02-172010-09-30
Mississippi State Department Of Education $ 4,342,699   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, Virginia Department Of $ 9,467,678   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education Department, New York State $ 34,302,395   2009-02-172010-09-30
Education, New Hampshire Department Of $ 1,616,311   2009-02-172010-09-30
Vermont State Agency Of Education $ 910,079   2009-02-172010-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: All State agencies, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia receive funding under this program. Approximately 724,600 children with disabilities ages 3 through 5 are expected to be served. Fiscal Year 2009: No information provided. Fiscal Year 2010: No information provided.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used by State education agencies: (1) to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to preschool children with disabilities ages 3 through 5, and at the State's discretion, to 2-year-old children with disabilities who will reach age 3 during the next school year; (2) to administer section 619; and (3) for support services, direct services, activities to meet the State's performance goals, to supplement other funds used for a Statewide coordinated service system designed to improve results for children and families, to provide early intervention services in accordance with Part C to children ages 3 through 5 who would otherwise be eligible under the Preschool Grants program, and to continue service coordination or case management for families who receive services under Part C.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Education Professional; Student/Trainee; Mentally Disabled; Preschool; Infant (0-5); Child (6-15); Education (0-8)

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. There is no separate application required for this program. States are eligible to receive Preschool Grant funds under the Recovery Act if the State education agency established eligibility under section 612 of the IDEA in FY 2008 and the State makes a free appropriate public education available to all children ages 3 through 5 with disabilities. 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 the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

A State does not need to submit a new application to receive the first 50 percent of the Recovery Act funds for Part B Grants to States and Preschool Grants because these funds will be made available to each State based on the State s eligibility established for FY 2008 Part B funds. States must follow the procedures that will be required for funds under the regular Part B appropriation, which will become available July 1, 2009. In order to receive the remaining 50 percent of Part B recovery funds for Part B Grants to States and Preschool Grants, a State must submit, for review and approval by the Department, an amendment to its FY 2009 application to address the record keeping and reporting requirements under the ARRA.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. States are eligible to receive funds under this program if the Secretary approved the application and statement of assurances for that State, as provided under Sect