Training Interpreters for Individuals who are Deaf and Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Western Oregon University $ 2,000,000   2017-01-032022-12-31
St. Catherine University $ 420,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Idaho State University $ 417,277   2021-10-012022-09-30
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, Incorporado $ 337,921   2021-10-012022-09-30
St. Catherine University $ 420,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Northeastern University $ 420,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Western Oregon University $ 420,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
University Of Northern Colorado $ 420,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
St. Catherine University $ 1,999,027   2017-01-032022-01-02
Northeastern University $ 1,999,996   2017-01-032022-01-02

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to eligible entities to provide training for manual, tactile, oral and cued speech interpreters.

This training may include classroom instruction, workshops, seminars, and field placement.

Curriculum may include specialty areas such as interpreting in legal, medical, or rehabilitation settings or for deaf-blind, speech-impaired or developmentally disabled persons.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education are eligible for assistance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals preparing for employment as interpreters for individuals who are deaf and individuals who are deaf- blind who are presently serving as interpreters and wish to maintain or raise the level of their skills, and the persons who will receive the services of interpreters are beneficiaries of this program.


OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for non-profit organizations applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Education Department General Administrative Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply to this program. Application is made to Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725.

Award Procedures

New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of staff in various offices within the Department.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III, Section 302(f).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 to 160 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are available only through the new application process. Projects with an approved multi-year project period may be continued based on the availability of appropriated funds and an annual review of accomplishments to determine satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Grantees are required to share in the cost of projects with a portion subject to individual negotiations. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may be supported for a maximum of 5 years, with budget periods of 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Aduits must be conducted on a continuing basis or at scheduled intervals, usually once a year, but at least once every 2 years. Institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.


As required by EDGAR for direct grant programs (34 CFR Part 75) records related to grant funding, compliance and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion of the grant activity.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $2,400,000; FY 17 est $2,400,000; and FY 18 est $2,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

to be determined.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Training of Interpreters for Individuals who are Deaf and Individuals who are Deaf-Blind Regulations (34 CFR Part 385); (34 CFR Part 396); the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7343.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The relevance of the project to the stated objectives of the interpreter training program. The number of trainees expected to be involved; demonstrated capacity or potential for providing interpreter training, the past record of existing training programs; and the geographical area expected to be served.

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