U.S. Department of Education: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation
The Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities—Stepping-up Technology Implementation program is designed to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
The purpose of this opportunity is to fund three cooperative agreements to: (a) Identify strategies needed to readily implement existing evidence-based technology tools that benefit students with disabilities and children or students with high needs; and (b) develop and disseminate products (e.g., instruction manuals, lesson plans, demonstration videos, ancillary instructional materials) that will assist personnel in early childhood programs or K–12 settings to readily use, understand, and implement these technology tools.
Amount: USDE expects to make three awards with estimated available funds of $1,500,000 and an award ceiling of $500,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American tribal organizations and tribal governments, city or township governments, special district governments, state governments, county governments, and independent school districts.
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