Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in education settings have historically competed for and earned professional development grants from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, ED, is inviting applications for the fiscal year 2019 awards. The open discretionary grant competitions for the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program, include:
The deadline for both applications is July 8, 2019. Eligible applicants for the competitions above are institutions of higher education and private nonprofit organizations.
The Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is designed to:
- help address state-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and
- ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
While there is an array of grants that engage ASHA members, 36 current grants specifically reference speech-language pathology and another six explicitly mention audiology. A list of previously funded grants is available on the Discretionary Grants Public Database.
Contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-296-8765.