OSERS Application Assistance for 2019 Grant Competition: 84.327S


Stepping-Up Technology Implementation

CFDA: 84.327S

The U.S. Department of Education is committed to attracting as many qualified applicants as possible for its discretionary grant competitions. The Department is also committed to an equitable and transparent application process. OSERS is, therefore, providing to interested applicants technical assistance on the application process and application requirements for this competition.

Informational Webinar:

OSERS has posted a pre-recorded webinar providing application instructions and assistance for this competition.

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Application Q & A:

This blog provides applicants with an additional opportunity to ask questions about the application process and the application requirements for this competition. Please submit your questions in the comment box below no later than 5:00 pm ET, on June 24, 2019. OSERS intends to post answers here within two business days of receipt. When submitting your questions, please keep the purpose of this blog in mind. OSERS will only post answers to questions related to the application process and the application requirements for this competition. OSERS will not respond to questions on other topics or to any comments.

For More Information Contact:

During and after the Q & A period, applicants may also call or send questions about the application process and application requirements for this competition to the competition manager:

Terry Jackson

Email: Terry.Jackson@ed.gov

Phone: 202-245-6039

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1-800-877-8339.

If answers to questions received by telephone or email may be useful to other applicants, OSERS will update the blog.



  1. We are interested in developing a freshmen-level science/humanities course focused on freshwater issues in Wisconsin. Our university, UW-Whitewater, has a special focus on meeting the needs of disabled students in our university mission statement. To that end, we want this new course to accommodate the needs of visually impaired students by utilizing new technology (including 3D printing, podcasts, etc.) to provide a transformative experience for students with and without visual impairments.

    Would this grant be a good fit for us if our goal is to outfit a classroom with technology that accommodates students with visual impairments?

    • Unfortunately, developing courses at the university level is not a part of this funding opportunity. The FY 2019 Stepping up Technology Implementation (84.327S) grant opportunity is about the implementation and integration of an existing, fully developed technology designed to improve the outcomes for students with disabilities in the K-12 setting or early childhood environment. Although most funded applicants are based at IHEs or research foundations, funded applicants are required to work directly with teachers, students, parents and early childhood providers.

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