OSERS-OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation CFDA Number 84.327S

Funding Agency:
Department of Education

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

Absolute Priority: For FY 2019 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Stepping-up Technology Implementation.

The purpose of this priority is to fund three cooperative agreements to identify strategies needed to effectively implement technology tools 2 based on promising evidence 3 that benefit children with disabilities 4 and their families, children with high needs 5 and their families, and educators; develop and disseminate products 6 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; and scale-up and disseminate to additional sites.

Deadline: July 22, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

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.



Amount Description

Estimated Range of Awards: $450,000 to $500,000 per year.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 22, 2019