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Cooperative Agreements to USA SEAs, LEAs, IHEs, Agencies, Nonprofits, and For-Profits to Improve Education for Students with Disabilities

Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program - National Center on Technology Systems in Local Educational Agencies

GrantWatch ID# 207216
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: 84.327
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-122022-001
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Geographic Focus
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/06/23 Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories SEAs, LEAs, IHEs, agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and Tribes for programs to support K-12 teachers in providing adequate education to students with disabilities. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program (ETechM2 Program) is to improve results for children with disabilities by (1) promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.

This competition includes one absolute priority and one competitive preference priority.

  • Absolute Priority: Supporting Early Childhood or K–12 Educators to Deliver Literacy Instruction Based on the Science of Reading to English Learners (ELs) with, and At Risk for, Disabilities.
  • Competitive Priority: Applications from New Potential Grantees


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants: SEAs; LEAs, including public charter schools that operate as 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.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications Available: December 20, 2022.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 6, 2023.
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 4, 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: $450,000 to $500,000 per year.
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $475,000 per year.
- Maximum Award: Up to $2,500,000 for the 60-month project period.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Up to 60 months.

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:
Anita Vermeer
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5076
Potomac Center Plaza
Washington, DC 20202-5076
Telephone: (202) 987-0155

RFP & Supporting Documents
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