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Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities and Parent Training and Information Centers

Grants to Multiple USA States & Territories
Non-Profits for Parents of Children With Disabilities

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United States Department of Education - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Deadline Date:

02/06/17 4:30 PM ET


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Grants to non-profit parent organizations in multiple USA States and territories to assist parents of children with disabilities, from birth through 26 years of age. An informational webinar will be held on December 29. Eligible programs provide parents with the training and information needed to increase their ability to help their disabled children, improve their children's educational outcomes, and increase their children's ability to advocate on their own behalf.

Specifically, this program will fund Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) will help youth become effective self-advocates by providing parents with information, individual assistance, and training to enable them to:

(a) Ensure that their children are included in general education classrooms and extracurricular activities with their peers;

(b) Help their children meet developmental and academic goals;

(c) Help their children meet challenging expectations established for all children, including college- and career-ready academic standards; and

(d) Prepare their children to achieve positive post-secondary outcomes that lead to lives that are as productive and independent as possible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149844

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Varies per State/region; $344,335 estimated average award.

Term of Contract:

5 years: 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Parent organizations: a private nonprofit organization (other than an institution of higher education) that—

(A) Has a board of directors—

(1) The majority of whom are parents of children with disabilities ages birth through 26;

(2) That includes—

(i) Individuals working in the fields of special education, related services, and early intervention; and

(ii) Individuals with disabilities; and

(3) The parent and professional members of which are broadly representative of the population to be served, including low-income parents and parents of limited English proficient children; and

(B) Has as its mission serving families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26, and have the full range of disabilities described in section 602(3) of IDEA.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will conduct an informational webinar to explain the programmatic, application, and administrative requirements. There will be an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions about the requirements and the application submission process. The webinar will be approximately one hour long.

The informational webinar will be held on:
December 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST
To access the webinar, go to You may sign in as a guest without developing a password. Either request that the system contact you or dial 1 877
512 6886 and use conference ID 4910647613.

Please contact Carmen Sanchez no later than 12:00 PM EST on the day of the teleconference to request a copy of the materials that will be presented during the call.

Pre-Application Information:

The amount of time it can take to upload an application will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the submission process through Applicants should submit their application a day or two in advance of the closing date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Carmen Sanchez
Telephone: (202) 245-6595

If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

For problems submitting your application through Support Desk
Toll free: 1-800-518-4726
You must obtain a Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.

CFDA Number:

84.328, 84.328M

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Georgia;   Illinois;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Maine;   Maryland;   Michigan;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oregon;   South Carolina;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Wisconsin

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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