The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is inviting applications for a number new of program awards for fiscal year 2011 (FY2011), including the following:
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) announced the opening of the FY2011 grant competition on Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Paraprofessional Preservice Program Improvement Grants. Eligible Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs) are invited to submit applications. Priority is established to support projects that aim to improve preservice programs for paraprofessionals who serve children ages birth through five and in grades K through 12 by enhancing or redesigning curricula to adequately prepare these paraprofessionals to address the needs of children with disabilities.
- Office of Elementary and Secondary Education announced the opening of the FY2011 grant competition on the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program (SRCL). The purpose of the SRCL grant program is to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English proficient students and students with disabilities. ED will award competitive grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) to support competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under state law, or other eligible entities for the purpose of advancing literacy skills.
- OSERS announced the opening of the FY2011 grant competition on the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities-Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children With Disabilities Grant Program. Eligible applicants include SEAs; LEAs; public charter schools that are LEAs under state law; IHEs; other public agencies; and private nonprofit organizations.
For more information on these and other grant competitions visit ED's FY2011 Discretionary Grant Application Packages Web site or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy, via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.