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Grants to USA State Education Agencies for Programs to Improve Educational Services for Children with Disabilities

State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program

GrantWatch ID# 194046
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) - Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
CFDA Number: 84.323
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-121922-001
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/06/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories state education agencies for programs to improve educational services for children with disabilities. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. The purpose of the grant program is to support professional development activities and projects that prepare employees for interacting with students with disabilities and their families.

The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

Only applications that meet both Absolute Priorities 1 and 2 will be considered.

Absolute Priority 1: Effective and Efficient Delivery of Professional Development.

Absolute Priority 2: State Personnel Development Grants.

Competitive Preference Priority: Supporting an IDEA Part C Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.

Program Requirements:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants: An SEA of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or an outlying area (United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Note: Public Law 95-134, which permits the consolidation of grants to the outlying areas, does not apply to funds received under this competition.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications available: December 19, 2022.
- Deadline for transmittal of applications: March 6, 2023.
- Deadline for intergovernmental review: May 3, 2023.

Applications must be submitted via To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using, you must:
- Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
- Be registered in the System for Award Management (, the Government’s primary registrant database

The SAM registration process usually takes approximately 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the database. Once your registration is active, it may be 24 to 48 hours before you can access the information in, and submit an application through,

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000-$2,100,000 (for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). States may not receive less than $500,000 in each year of the grant. In the case of outlying areas (United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), awards will be not less than $80,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,000,000 excluding the outlying areas.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Not less than one year and not more than five years.

Contact Information
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Julius C Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288

Program Manager:
Jennifer Coffey
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5161
Potomac Center Plaza
Washington, DC 20202-5076
Telephone: (202) 245-6673

RFP & Supporting Documents
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