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Grants to USA State Education Agencies for Programs to
Improve Educational Services for Children with Disabilities

State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) - Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

Deadline Date:

07/25/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories state education agencies for programs to improve educational services for children with disabilities. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. The purpose of the grant program is to support professional development activities and projects that prepare employees for interacting with students with disabilities and their families.

The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

Only applications that meet both Absolute Priorities 1 and 2 will be considered.

Absolute Priority 1: Effective and Efficient Delivery of Professional Development.

Absolute Priority 2: State Personnel Development Grants.

For further information on the absolute priorities, see https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-06-10/pdf/2022-12713.pdf#page=2.

Competitive Preference Priority: Supporting an IDEA Part C Comprehensive System of Personnel Development.

Program Requirements: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-06-10/pdf/2022-12713.pdf#page=5

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194046

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$21,666,664

Number of Grants:

18

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000–$2,100,000 (for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). In the case of outlying areas (United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), awards will be not less than $80,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $900,000 excluding the outlying areas.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Not less than one year and not more than five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include a state education agency (SEA) of one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or an outlying area (United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Note: Public Law 95-134, which permits the consolidation of grants to the outlying areas, does not apply to funds received under this competition.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates:
- Applications available: June 10, 2022.
- Deadline for transmittal of applications: July 25, 2022.
- Deadline for intergovernmental review: September 23, 2022.

Applications must be submitted via Grants.gov. To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using Grants.gov, you must:
- Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
- Be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), 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 SAM.gov database. Once your SAM.gov registration is active, it may be 24 to 48 hours before you can access the information in, and submit an application through, Grants.gov.

View recorded webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cSP_88Q6xI

Federal Register notice: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-06-10/html/2022-12713.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341047

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Julius C Cotton
ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
julius.cotton@ed.gov

Program Manager:
Jennifer Coffey
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, room 5161
Potomac Center Plaza
Washington, DC 20202-5076
Telephone: (202) 245-6673
Email: jennifer.coffey@ed.gov

CFDA Number:

84.323

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-061022-001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

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