Special Education Technical Assistance on State Data Collection

To provide technical assistance, where needed, to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the IDEA.

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
Sri International $ 19,496,603   2019-11-012022-10-14
Wested $ 7,950,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Applied Engineering Management Corporation $ 5,400,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Westat, Inc. $ 19,974,994   2019-10-012022-09-30
Wested $ 16,000,000   2014-11-012019-10-31
Westat, Inc. $ 35,439,796   2013-10-012019-09-30
Applied Engineering Management Corporation $ 12,500,000   2014-10-012019-09-30
Sri International $ 33,977,402   2013-12-012018-11-30
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota $ 26,953,586   2010-10-012016-09-30
University Of Kansas Center For Research, Inc. $ 13,007,812   2010-10-012014-09-30

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

Funds must be used to support the objectives of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public and private agencies and organizations, including for profit and non-profit agencies and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities benefit from this program.


OMB Circulars A-21, A-122, and A-87 may apply to grantees under this program depending on the grantee. 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.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by outside experts and program staff, in accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75, Subpart D).


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


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended, Part B, Sections 611(c) and 616(i), 20 U.S.C 1411.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


As required by EDGAR, awards may be renewed annually for up to five years throughout the project period of the award if the recipient has made substantial progress in meeting the goals of the project, depending upon the availability of appropriations.

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 1 to 5 years. Renewals subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Progress reports shall be made on an annual basis.

Final reports shall be made at the end of the grant award period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Grantees must submit an annual performance report (APR) as required under EDGAR 34 CFR 74.50.

Expenditure reports are monitored through the APR.

Program performance is monitored through the APR.


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.


As required by EDGAR, the grantee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under its award as stated in grant or contract terms and conditions. Generally records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years from the date the grantee submits its final expenditure report for the funding period. 34 CFR 80.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $20,000,000; FY 17 est $21,400,000; and FY 18 est $21,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Part 300; 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86. (EDGAR).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

David Egnor, Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: david.egnor@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7334.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting among grant applications will normally be selected from those in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Part 75.210.

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