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Grants and a Cooperative Agreement to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to Improve Academic Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities- State Technical Assistance Projects To Improve Services and Results for DeafBlind Children and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for DeafBlind Children

GrantWatch ID# 207130
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: Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.326T
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-121922-003
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);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/17/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants and a cooperative agreement to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Tribes, and public agencies, such as state education agencies, state LAs, IHEs, LEAs, and public charter schools, to improve academic outcomes for children with disabilities.

Purpose of Program: Two Department programs fund this competition: the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program and the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (PD) program.

The purpose of the TA&D program is to promote academic achievement and improve results for children with disabilities by providing TA, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. The purposes of the PD program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and general education to work with children, including infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research, to be successful in serving those children.

Priority: This competition includes one absolute priority. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), this priority is from allowable activities specified in the statute (see sections 662(c)(2), 663(c)(8)(A) and (C), and 681(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. 1462, 1463, and 1481)).

Absolute Priority: For FY 2023 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), only applications that meet this priority will be considered. 

Recipients of funding under this competition must make positive efforts to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities (see section 606 of IDEA).

Applicants for, and recipients of, funding must, with respect to the aspects of their proposed project relating to the absolute priority, involve individuals with disabilities, or parents of individuals with disabilities ages birth through 26, in planning, implementing, and evaluating the project (see section 682(a)(1)(A) of IDEA).

For the purposes of this competition, the Department has separated the absolute priority into two focus areas: State DeafBlind Projects (Focus Area A) and a National Center (Focus Area B). Applicants must identify whether they are applying under Focus Area A, Focus Area B, or both.


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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants: SEAs; State LAs under Part C of IDEA; LEAs, including public charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Note: Non-SEA applicants must include a letter of support from the SEA indicating that the SEA will work with the applicant if the applicant is awarded the grant.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Pre-Application Webinar Information:

No later than December 27, 2022, OSERS will post pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance (TA) to interested applicants. The webinars may be found at

Pre-Application Information
Applications Available: December 19, 2022.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 17, 2023.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 18, 2023.

Application Submission Instructions: Applicants are required to follow the Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2022 (87 FR 75045) and available at​documents/​2022/​12/​07/​2022-26554/​common-instructions-for-applicants-to-department-of-education-discretionary-grant-programs, which contain requirements and information on how to submit an application. Please note that these Common Instructions supersede the version published on December 27, 2021.

Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost sharing or matching.

Number of Grants
Estimated Number of Awards: Focus Area A: 54. Focus Area B: 1.

Estimated Size of Grant
Estimated Range of Awards:
Focus Area A: See chart on page 8 of the Federal Register Notice in Supporting Documents below. Focus Area B: $2,100,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards:
Focus Area A: $176,000. Focus Area B: $2,100,000.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Up to 60 months.

Contact Information
For further information, contact
Susan Weigert, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5076, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-5076. Telephone: (202) 245-6522. Email:

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and wish to access telecommunications relay services, please dial 7-1-1.

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