Agency: Education Dept. (DoEd), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP); Program: OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Social, emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children with, and at Risk for, Developmental Delays or Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.326B); Eligibility: Nonprofits; state, county, city, township and tribal governments; independent school districts; public, state controlled and private institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations, schools and school districts; Funding: $1.1 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: July 24.
Summary: This grant will fund a national center to provide technical assistance to improve results improve results for children with disabilities. Specifically, this program will improve the capacity of states to meet the needs of students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Early childhood multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) focused on social, emotional, and behavioral development implemented in center-based early childhood settings have shown promise in increasing children’s social competence and reducing challenging behaviors. However, state and local early childhood programs are not typically organized in a manner that systematically supports early childhood personnel in implementing these interventions. The center will provide guidance and resources on how to implement the framework, especially in home-based and community settings with young children with, and at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities.