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OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program–-Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.327S

ID: ED-GRANTS-030124-001 • Type: Posted

Description

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Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program (ETechM2 Program) is to improve results for children with disabilities by (1) promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.[1]

Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.327S.

[1] Applicants should note that other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.; 28 CFR part 35) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794; 34 CFR part 104), may require that State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) provide captioning, video description, and other accessible educational materials to students with disabilities when these materials are necessary to provide equally integrated and equally effective access to the benefits of the educational program or activity, or as part of a free appropriate public education as defined in 34 CFR 104.33.

Background
The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program (ETechM2 Program) is to improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and providing accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.

Grant Details
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2024 for Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S. The competition includes one absolute priority and one competitive preference priority. The absolute priority is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Meet Individual Needs of Students with Disabilities Through Learning and Assessment. The purpose of this priority is to fund four cooperative agreements to establish and operate projects that achieve improved student outcomes using an evidence-based technology-based tool or approach that integrates AI; improved educator use and knowledge of an evidence-based technology-based tool or approach using AI to deliver effective instruction to students with disabilities; improved educator collaboration and professional learning opportunities focusing on improving outcomes for student with disabilities using an evidence-based technology-based tool or approach using AI; improved educator and family engagement regarding the use of an evidence-based technology-based tool or approach using AI to support student learning; and sustained use of the evidence-based technology-based tool or approach using AI by aligning its use with existing instructional priorities and initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must describe the evidence-based technology-based tool or approach that is ready to use at the time of the application submission. They must also propose annual targets for performance measures, explain how each proposed performance target is ambitious yet achievable compared to the baseline, describe data collection and reporting methods, and explain their capacity to collect and report reliable performance data.

Period of Performance
Applications are available from March 1, 2024, with a deadline for transmittal by April 30, 2024. The deadline for intergovernmental review is July 1, 2024. Pre-application webinars will be available no later than March 6, 2024.

Grant Value
Not specified

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/1/24 the Department of Education posted grant opportunity ED-GRANTS-030124-001 for OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program–-Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.327S with funding of $1.5 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 84.327 Special Education Educational Technology Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
March 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 14 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications Available: March 1, 2024. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 30, 2024. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 1, 2024. Pre-Application Webinar Information: No later than March 6, 2024, the Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitative Services will post details on pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Links to the webinars may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/osep/new-osep-grants.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Vermeer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 4A10, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 987-0155. Email: anita.vermeer@ed.gov.
Last Updated
March 1, 2024, 9:15 a.m. EST
Version
3
Archive Date
May 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Private institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
County governments
Independent school districts
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs; LEAs, including public charter schools that operate as LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$375,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$1,500,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Julius C Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Contact Email
Email Description
Program Manager
Contact Phone
(202) 245-6288
Additional Information
OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program–-Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.327S; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024

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