$2M to Improve Access to Children’s Education Programs

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal_LargeAgency: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (DoEd); Program: OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Captioned and Described Educational Media CFDA (CFDA Number: 84.327) (Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-122415-001); Eligibility: Schools, state, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $2 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: Feb. 22.

Summary: The program will improve the learning opportunities for children with disabilities by providing access to television programming through high-quality video description and captioning. Grantees will caption television programs that are appropriate for use in the classroom setting and are not otherwise required to be captioned or described by the order of Federal Communications Commission.

Info: Jo Ann McCann, Jo.Ann.McCann@ed.gov, 202/245–7434; for the solicitation: http://tinyurl.com/pdqr93u

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