On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will award $19.9 million in grants to higher education institutions to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities. CEC has been encouraging the Department to award these grants and disseminate funding to the field in a timely manner.
It will also support the preparation of special education paraprofessionals, assistants in related services professions (such as physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants), or educational interpreters.
Additionally, more than $6 million will be devoted to “Preparation of Leadership Personnel” grants, which will support doctoral, post-doctoral and special education administration degree programs.
These grant programs are funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – Part D Support Programs which are intended to assist in the delivery of special education services.
For a list of grantees, click here.
For additional information, click here.