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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Agency, LEA, Nonprofit, or For-Profit to Improve Services and Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities - Center on Dispute Resolution


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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: 84.326
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-020323-001
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/04/23 11:59 PM Eastern Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories agency, LEA, SEA, State LA, IHE, nonprofit or for-profit organization, or Tribe to improve services and outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. Applicants must complete the required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for the establishment and operation of a Center on Dispute Resolution.

The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing TA, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

Priority: This competition includes one absolute priority. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), this priority is from allowable activities specified in the statute (see sections 663 and 681(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); 20 U.S.C. 1463 and 1481(d)).

The purpose of this priority is to fund a cooperative agreement to establish and operate a Center on Dispute Resolution (Center). This Center will provide TA to SEAs, LAs, and OSEP-funded parent centers to support them in working with LEAs and EIS service providers to improve the implementation of the range of dispute resolution options, including methods of dispute resolution required under the IDEA, and early resolution practices.

Absolute Priority: For FY 2023 and any subsequent year in which the Department makes awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), the Department will consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Center on Dispute Resolution.

This absolute priority will advance the Secretary's priorities related to promoting equity in student access to educational resources and opportunities, and meeting students' social, emotional, and academic needs.


  • 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)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants: SEAs; State LAs under Part C of the IDEA; LEAs, including public charter schools that are considered 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 due no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 4, 2023.

Register early. may take five or more business days to complete. Be sure that your registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) is current.

Grantees must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) in For more information, see

Applicant Information:

This competition does not require cost sharing or matching.

Federal Register:

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Estimated Size of Grant
The Department will not make an award exceeding $750,000 for a single budget period of 12 months.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Up to 60 months.

Contact Information
Application Contact
Carmen Sanchez
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Room 5044, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP)
Washington, DC 20202-5076


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