Special Education Studies and Evaluations

To assess the progress in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including State and local efforts to provide (1) Free appropriate public education to children with disabilities; and (2) early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities who would be at risk
of having substantial developmental delays if early intervention services were not provided.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Funding supported a study of transition outcomes for youth with disabilities, an evaluation of multi-tiered systems of support for behavior, an evaluation of preschool special education practices, ECLS-K, a study on post-high school outcomes for youth with disabilities, and the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study.

Fiscal Year 2017: Any solicitations will be announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov).

Fiscal Year 2018: Any solicitations will be announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov).


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
S R I International $ 399,994   2005-01-012005-12-31
Westat Inc $ 499,999   2003-10-012004-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp. Fiscal Year 2017: Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp. Fiscal Year 2018: Evaluation reports produced with program funding are available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/disabilities.asp.

Uses and Use Restrictions

1.

Funds must be used to carry out activities identified in solicitations for contract awards. 2.

Not applicable. 3.

Not applicable.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid evaluations are eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and other individuals with disabilities, and their families benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The Department provides a forecast of contract opportunities on its website at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/contract/find/forecast.html and posts solicitations at FedBizOpps (FBO). Vendors may view a synopsis, download a solicitation, and register to receive notification of modifications to existing notices.

Award Procedures

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The Department will make awards to those companies that are determined to provide the best value to the government.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended, Section 664, 20 U.S.C 1464.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Protests, disputes, and appeals related to contracts funded under this program are regulated under 48 CFR Part 33.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Typically from one to five years. Renewals are not applicable.. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Contractors submit deliverables for review.

Invoices are submitted upon approval of deliverables in the case of fixed-priced deliverables, and together with monthly progress and expenditure reports in the case of cost-reimbursement tasks.

Payment is made upon review and approval of each invoice.

Cash reports are required as specified in the Performance Work Statement for each contract.

Progress reports are required as specified in the Performance Work Statement for each contract.

Expenditure reports are required as specified in the Performance Work Statement for each contract.

Performance monitoring is required, and contractor performance information is gathered subject to 48 CFR Part 42, Subpart 42.15.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

As stated in contract terms and conditions, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-1100-0-1-500.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $10,818,000; FY 17 est $10,818,000; and FY 18 est $10,818,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Information on the program is available on the agency website at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/ and in Congressional budget justifications at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget16/justifications/w-ies.pdf.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jonathan Jacobson, Department of Education, 550 12th St., SW, Room 4158, Washington, District of Columbia 20208 Email: jonathan.jacobson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7485

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Awards are made to vendors whose proposals represent the combination of merit and cost that is most favorable to the government.



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