Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Office of Special Programs (OSEP): Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Community Parent Resource Centers CFDA Number 84.328C

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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

In accordance with 34 CFR 7 5. 105(b)(2)(iv) and (v), this priority is from allowable activities specified in the statute, or otherwise authorized in the statute (see sections 671 and 681(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)).

Absolute Priority:
For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority.

Under 34 CFR 7 5. 105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet this priority.

This priority is:
Community Parent Resource Centers.

The purpose of this priority is to fund 30 Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) designed to meet the specific needs of parents of children with disabilities, and youth with disabilities, who experience significant isolation from available sources of information and support in the geographically defined communities served by the centers.

These parents can include, for example, low-income parents, parents with limited English proficiency, and parents with disabilities.

Youth can include, for example, youth living in low-income households and youth with limited English proficiency.

More than 35 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by strengthening the ability of parents to participate fully in the education of their children at school and at home (see section 601(c)(5)(B) of IDEA).

Since the Department first funded CPRCs over 20 years ago, the CPRC program has helped parents in their communities set high expectations for children with disabilities and has provided parents with the information and training they need to help their children meet those expectations.

Information about the Office of Special Education's parent training and information program can be found at:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 328C.

Applications for grants under the Community Parent Resource Centers competition, CFDA number 8 4. 328C, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.

You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

You may access the electronic grant application for the Community Parent Resource Centers competition at

You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 328, not 8 4. 328C).
Related Programs

Special Education Parent Information Centers

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $3,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Office of Special Programs (OSEP): Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Community Parent Resource Centers CFDA Number 84.328C; Notice

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Local parent organizations.

Note: Section 671(a)(2) of IDEA defines a ``parent organization'' as a private nonprofit organization (other than an institution of higher education) that-- (a) Has a board of directors-- (1) The majority of whom are parents of children with disabilities ages birth through 26; (2) That includes-- (i) Individuals working in the fields of special education, related services, and early intervention; and (ii) Individuals with disabilities; and (3) The parent and professional members of which are broadly representative of the population to be served, including low-income parents and parents of limited English proficient children; and (b) Has as its mission serving families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26, and have the full range of disabilities described in section 602(3) of IDEA.

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