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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit or IHE to Provide
Assistance and Information to Students with Disabilities

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education

Deadline Date:

10/22/21

Description:

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Cooperative Agreement to a USA nonprofit organization or IHE, or a partnership of two or more nonprofits or IHEs, to provide technical assistance and information to college students with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to establish a national center that provides information about the best practices for students with disabilities as they transition to or attend postsecondary education.

The technical assistance and information provided by the Center can help students, parents, and educational officials in determining how to meet their legal obligations and ensure the rights of students with disabilities. In particular, the Center can assist students with disabilities and their families in understanding that in IHEs, students with disabilities have different rights and protections than they had in secondary school under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. Students with disabilities and their parents need to understand the differences in these rights and responsibilities as students with disabilities enter college and pursue postsecondary education.

This notice contains one absolute priority. This priority is:

Entities that can demonstrate the experience and capacity to improve postsecondary recruitment, transition, retention, and completion rates of students with disabilities by providing the following:

  1. Assistance to students and families. The Center must provide information and technical assistance to students with disabilities and the families of students with disabilities to support students across the broad spectrum of disabilities.
  2. Assistance to institutions of higher education. The Center must provide information and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and administrators of IHEs to improve the services provided to, the accommodations for, the retention rates of, and the completion rates of, students with disabilities in higher education settings.
  3. Information collection and dissemination. The Center will be responsible for building, maintaining, and updating a database of disability support services information with respect to IHEs, or for expanding and updating an existing database of disabilities support services information with respect to IHEs. This database must be made available to the general public through a website built to high technical standards of accessibility practicable for the broad spectrum of individuals with disabilities.
  4. Disability support services. The Center must work with organizations and individuals with proven expertise related to disability support services for postsecondary students with disabilities to evaluate, improve, and disseminate information related to the delivery of high-quality disability support services at IHEs.
  5. Review and report. Not later than three years after the establishment of the National Center, and every two years thereafter, the National Center must prepare and disseminate a report to the Secretary and the authorizing committees analyzing the condition of postsecondary success for students with disabilities.
  6. Staffing of the Center. In hiring employees of the National Center, the National Center must consider the expertise and experience of prospective employees in providing training and technical assistance to practitioners.

For more details on the above priority's requirements, see: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-09-22/pdf/2021-20496.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198841

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,980,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,980,000

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Up to 48 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Under section 777(a)(3) of the HEA, an “eligible entity” is an IHE (as defined in this notice); a nonprofit organization; or a partnership of two or more IHEs or organizations, with demonstrated expertise in: (a) Supporting students with disabilities in postsecondary education; (b) Technical knowledge necessary for the dissemination of information in accessible formats; (c) Working with diverse types of IHEs, including community colleges; and (d) The subjects necessary to support students across the broad spectrum of disabilities.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates:
- Applications Available: September 22, 2021
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 22, 2021
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 21, 2021

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335830

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Federal Register Notice: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-09-22/html/2021-20496.htm

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For further information contact:
Shedita Alston
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2B194
Washington, DC 20202– 4260
Telephone: (202) 453–7090
Email: Shedita.Alston@ed.gov

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339.

CFDA Number:

84.116

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-092221-001

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