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Department of Education Announces Funding Opportunity under "Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals Disability Program

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On May 13, 2014 (EST)

The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to improve results for children with disabilities by: 
 (1) Promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; 
(2) supporting educational media activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students 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 students with disabilities in a timely manner.

 The Department of Education has announced an estimated  $1,200,000 to support the award of one cooperative agreement under this Program.   Eligible applicants are SEAs; LEAs, including public charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; outlying areas; freely associated States; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

The supported National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning will work with State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and other stakeholders to improve the quality, availability, and timely delivery of accessible educational materials and technologies for use by infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The Center's efforts will help support equitable opportunities for children with disabilities to: (1) Participate in high-quality early learning programs, (2) be involved in and progress in the general education curriculum, (3) prepare to meet college- and career-ready standards, (4) participate in assessments, and (5) transition to postsecondary education and the workforce.

Applications are due by June 23, 2014.  Click here for full background and application requirements.

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Modified On : May 13, 2014
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