Special Education -- Olympic Education Programs

This program promotes the expansion of Special Olympics and the design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs.

Related Programs84.326 Special Education_Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesExamples of Funded Projects

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

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
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 23,683,000   2021-09-012022-08-31
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 20,083,000   2020-09-012021-08-31
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 17,583,000   2019-09-012020-08-31
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 15,083,000   2018-09-032019-09-02
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 12,583,000   2017-07-012018-06-30
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 10,083,000   2016-07-012017-06-30
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 7,583,161   2015-07-012016-06-30
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 7,583,161   2014-07-012015-06-30
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 7,583,350   2013-07-012014-06-30
Special Olympics, Inc. $ 8,078,810   2011-06-012012-05-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for: (1) Activities to promote the expansion of Special Olympics, including activities to increase the participation of individuals with intellectual disabilities within the United States and (2) The design and implementation of Special Olympics education programs, including character education and volunteer programs that support the purposes of this Act, that can be integrated into classroom instruction and are consistent with academic content standards.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Special Olympics is the only eligible recipient of funds.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.


2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles applies to this program. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Special Olympics shall submit an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Department may require.

Award Procedures

Applications will be reviewed by the Department.


Not Applicable.


Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act, Section 3(a), 42 U.S.C 15001.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


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

One 12-month grant is issued each year subject to 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.

Performance monitoring is applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


The awardee 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 in accordance with the requirements at 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $10,083,000; FY 17 est $12,583,000; and FY 18 est $12,583,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

One award for $10,083,000 in FY 16 and one award for $12,583,000 in FY 17.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR Part 300; 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, and 86; and 2 CFR Part 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Terry Jackson, Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: terry.jackson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-6039.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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