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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Tribes, IHEs, and LEAs for Programs to Improve Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Programs - Development of Innovative Technology Tools or Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
CFDA Number: 84.327
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-021323-001
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Important Dates
Deadline: 04/14/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, tribes, IHEs, and local education agencies for programs to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

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.

Priorities are:

Absolute Priority 1: Supporting Technology-Based Approaches to Transition Experiences for Secondary Students with Sensory Disabilities.

The purpose of this priority is to fund projects to establish and operate evidence-based transition experience programs that integrate accessible technology-based tools and approaches to support secondary students with sensory disabilities.

Absolute Priority 2: Field-Initiated Projects to Develop Innovative Technology for Individuals with Disabilities.

The purpose of this priority is to fund field-initiated projects to develop accessible innovative technology to increase outcomes for individuals with disabilities receiving early intervention under Part C of IDEA or special education under Part B of IDEA, including those with the highest support needs. The purpose of field-initiated projects is to develop innovative technology (e.g., devices, programs, tools, applications, systems, approaches, or intervention protocols) based on evidence that the technology would be beneficial to the target population.

For more information on the absolute priorities listed above, see Page 12 of the RFP document listed in Supporting Documents, below.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
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.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Available: February 13, 2023.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 14, 2023.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 13, 2023.

Applications must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the system no later than 11:59:59 p.m., Washington, D.C. time, on the application deadline date. registration involves many steps including registration on SAM ( which may take approximately one week to complete but could take as many as several weeks to complete.

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Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Estimated Range of Awards: $450,000 to $500,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Award: $475,000 per year.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Up to 60 months.

Contact Information
For further information contact:
For Absolute Priority 1: Rebecca Sheffield, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 5040E, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-5076.
Telephone: (202) 245-6725. Email:

For Absolute Priority 2: Tina Diamond, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 5076, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-5076.
Telephone: (202) 245-6723. Email:

RFP & Supporting Documents
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