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U.S. Department of Education: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities – Stepping-up Technology Implementation

Deadline: July 22, 2019

The Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program will fund projects designed to: (1) improve results for children 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 children 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 children with disabilities in a timely manner.

This opportunity includes one absolute priority: Stepping-up Technology Implementation. The purpose of this priority is to fund three projects to:

  • Identify strategies needed to effectively implement technology tools based on promising evidence that benefit children with disabilities and their families, children with high needs and their families, and educators
  • Develop and disseminate products that will help a broad range of sites to understand, use, and implement these technology tools
  • Provide ongoing coaching and professional development supports to educators that will allow them to integrate the technology into curricula and programs to support high expectations for children with disabilities, service providers, and families
  • Scale-up and disseminate to additional sites

Funded projects will (a) identify strategies needed to readily implement existing technology tools based on promising evidence that benefit children with disabilities and children with high needs; and (b) develop and disseminate products that will assist educators and families in early childhood programs or K–12 settings to readily use, understand, and implement these technology tools.

Amount: Approximately $1,500,000 is available to make up to three awards ranging from $450,000-$500,000 and averaging $475,000 for a project period of up to 48 months.

Eligibility: State education agencies (SEAs); local education agencies (LEAs), including public charter schools that operate as LEAs under State law; Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs); other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316756

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