Visual Aid, Media Services Grants now Open

Agency: Education Dept. (Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services-OSERS). Program: Technology& Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities–Stepping-Up Technology Implementation; (CFDA Number: 84.327S); Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, school districts, states and charter schools (projects must promote use of assistive technologies in the classroom); Funding: $2.5 million for five awards (no match is required); Deadline: June 5.

Summary: These 48-month grants promote accessible materials that will make it easier to teach children with disabilities in the K-12 classroom. For example, the program specifically supports captioning and video description efforts appropriate for use in the classroom.

Info: (NOFA); Julius Cotton, 202/245-6140, or Terry Jackson,, 202/245-6039.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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