$3.5M Goes to Improve Special Ed, Early Intervention

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal_LargeAgency: Education Dept.-DoEd, (Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services); Programs: Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel (CFDA Number: 84.325D); Eligibility: Institutions of higher learning, nonprofits (applicants must partner with school or preschool programs, including Head Start programs-especially those working with high-need kids); Funding: $3.5 million for 14 grants, up to $250,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Dec. 8.

Summary: Funding supports improving the delivery of special education and early intervention services. These 60-month grants are to increase the quantity of special education, early intervention, and related services personnel who have been trained at the graduate and advanced graduate levels. The grants are intended to help address state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel and ensure those personnel have the necessary skills to be successful in serving children. This year’s funding level is above what was offered last year, $3 million for 12 awards.

Info: https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-25876 (NOFA); Celia Rosenquist, 202/245-7373 or Julius Cotton 202/245-6288 EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov

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