Opportunity number
Department of Education (ED)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Due date
April 27, 2021
Education & Workforce
Project funding
Program funding
Funding size
Up to $5M

OSERS-OSEP: Educational Technology and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities

RFP Summary provided by the agency

The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to:

  • Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology
  • Support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities
  • Provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom
  • Provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?

The mission of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the Nation. The purpose of this priority is to fund three cooperative agreements to: identify strategies needed to effectively implement evidence-based (as defined in this notice) technology tools that benefit students with disabilities and children or students with high needs, and develop and disseminate products that will help a broad range of sites to effectively implement these technology tools.

How do you submit to this opportunity?

Application Submission Instructions: Submit applications electronically using Grants.gov and do not email them unless explicitly allowed in a competition NIA. For information on how to submit an application please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02558.pdf.

Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

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