By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2023) – The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announced $35 million in funding for 138 awards, including one national technical assistance center, which will support preparation, ongoing professional learning and leadership development for educators.
The OSEP Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program awards increase the number of well-prepared, diverse and effective personnel serving children with disabilities, including early intervention practitioners; teachers; related services providers; administrators leading early intervention programs, schools, or local and state agencies; and university faculty who are preparing future generations of personnel to serve children with disabilities.
Award recipients will receive one year of funding from federal fiscal year 2023 (FFY 2023) appropriations. The federal funds, authorized under Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), are awarded annually and have the potential to be funded to support five-year grant projects.
The following describes the grant programs, the number of new awards provided under each grant program, the total FFY 2023 appropriations used to fund the grants, the degree levels offered through the program, and service obligations required by individuals receiving funding through the grants. The tables list the institution of higher education (IHE) or organization receiving the grant, the state in which the IHE or organization is located, and FFY 2023 funds and five-year total funding to be received by the IHE or organization.
OSEP Personnel Development Training Grants for FFY 2023
OSEP Personnel Development Program Development Grant for FFY 2023
OSEP Personnel Development Center Grant for FFY 2023
Scholars who receive funding through an OSEP Personnel Development Program training grant are known as OSEP Scholars. In Federal Fiscal Year 2020, there were 4,840 OSEP Scholars trained at 144 IHEs.
Potential OSEP Scholars can find a personnel preparation program that meets their needs by visiting the OSEP IDEAs That Work’s Discretionary Grants Database, selecting the “Program” filter “Personnel Development” and then using additional search options such as “State,” “Disability,” “Age of Children,” or “Type of Competition.”
Meet some OSEP scholars who were featured this year for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Visit OSEP IDEAs That Work’s Discretionary Grants Database for additional information about OSEP Personnel Development Program projects funded in other grant years and other OSEP discretionary grants.
Last modified on September 26, 2023