Fwd: Federal Funding Opportunities

Jeffrey Sirianni audioman at hctc.net
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>Information from the U.S. Department of Education
>
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>RECENT "NOTICES INVITING APPLICATIONS" (grant opportunities)
>     from the U.S. Department of Education (published in the
>     Federal Register) include those related to:
>
>       *  National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) --
>          Secondary Analysis Program -- CFDA# 84.902B
>
>       *  A New Award for a Disability & Rehabilitation Research
>          Project (DRRP) & a Rehabilitation Engineering Research
>          Center (RERC) -- CFDA#s 84.133A & 84.133E-3
>
>       *  Technical Assistance & Dissemination to Improve Services
>          & Results for Children with Disabilities -- CFDA# 84.326R
>
>     These & other notices can be found at:
>     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>          http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg/announce.htm 
>
>          gopher.ed.gov -> Announcements, Bulletins,
>                           Press Releases -> Federal
>                           Register Documents
>
>     BELOW ARE the purpose, eligible applicants, availability &
>     closing dates, available funds, estimated size, & number of
>     awards for these programs.  For more complete information &
>     the contact individual for each opportunity, please see the
>     notice; however, please note that while we *try* to ensure
>     that the version on the web & the Federal Register notice are
>     the same, the Federal Register notice is the one to consult
>     for complete & authoritative information.
>
>*******************************************************************
>  National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) -- Secondary
>  Analysis Program (Federal Register: Oct 1, 1998 [CFDA# 84.902B])
>*******************************************************************
>Purpose of Program: The purpose of the NAEP Secondary Analysis
>program is to encourage eligible parties to prepare reports that
>would not otherwise be available utilizing new ideas or state-of-
>the-art techniques to analyze & report the information contained in
>NAEP & NAEP High School Transcript Studies.  Analyses & reports
>prepared under this program should potentially be useful to the
>general public, parents, educators, educational researchers, or
>policy makers.
>    Eligible Applicants: Public or private organizations &
>consortia of organizations.
>    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 30, 1998.
>    Applications Available: October 9, 1998.
>    Available Funds: $700,000.
>    Estimated Range of Awards: $15,000--$100,000.
>    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $85,000.
>    Estimated Number of Awards: 5-7.
>    Additional Information: invitational priorities, evaluation
>criteria, contacts, & other information are available in the
>Federal Register notice.
>
>Additional information is available online at:
>  www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/1998-4/100198b.html 
>
>
>*******************************************************************
>  A New Award for a Disability & Rehabilitation Research Project
>  (DRRP) & a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC)
>  (Federal Register: Oct 1, 1998 [CFDA#s 84.133A & 84.133E-3])
>*******************************************************************
>Purpose: The purposes of this notice are to: (1) invite interested
>parties to participate in pre-application meetings to discuss the
>funding priorities & receive technical assistance through
>individual consultation & information about the funding priorities;
>(2) invite applications for a DRRP on supported living & choice for
>persons with mental retardation; & (3) invite applications for an
>RERC on wheeled mobility.
>    Pre-Application Meetings: Interested parties are invited to
>participate in pre-application meetings to discuss the funding
>priorities for a DRRP on supported living & choice for persons with
>mental retardation & for an RERC on wheeled mobility, & to receive
>technical assistance through individual consultation & information
>about the funding priorities.  Dates & places of these meetings are
>available in the federal register notice.
>    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability &
>Rehabilitation Research Project & Centers Program is to plan &
>conduct research, demonstration projects, training, & related
>activities, including international activities, develop methods,
>procedures, & rehabilitation technology, that maximize the full
>inclusion & integration into society, employment, independent
>living, family support, & economic & social self-sufficiency of
>individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most
>severe disabilities.  In addition, the purpose of the Disability &
>Rehabilitation Research Project & Centers Program is to improve the
>effectiveness of services authorized under the Act.
>    Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under
>this program are States; public or private agencies, including for-
>profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-
>profit organizations, institutions of higher education; & Indian
>tribes & tribal organizations.
>    DRRP -- Supported Living & Choice for Persons with Mental
>Retardation
>    Deadline for transmittal of applications: 11/30/98
>    Estimated number of awards: 1
>    Maximum award amount (per year): $400,000
>    Priority 1: The DRRP final priority on supported living &
>choice for persons with mental retardation was published on May 11,
>1998 in the Federal Register (63 FR 26030) & is online at:
>    www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/1998-2/051198b.html 
>
>    RERC -- Wheeled Mobility
>    Deadline for transmittal of applications: 11/30/98
>    Estimated number of awards: 1
>    Maximum award amount (per year): $900,000
>    Priority 2: The RERC final priority on wheeled mobility was
>published on June 12, 1998 in the Federal Register (63 FR 32536) &
>is online at:
>    www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/1998-2/061298c.html 
>
>    Additional Information: instructions, selection criteria,
>frequent questions, contacts, & other information are available in
>the Federal Register notice.
>
>Additional information is available online at:
>  www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/1998-4/100198c.html 
>
>The complete application is available online at:
>  www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/1998-4/100198c.pdf 
>
>
>*******************************************************************
>  Technical Assistance & Dissemination to Improve Services &
>  Results for Children with Disabilities (Federal Register: Oct 9,
>  1998 [CFDA# 84.326R])
>*******************************************************************
>SUMMARY: On February 24, 1998, a notice was published in the
>Federal Register (63 FR 9376) inviting applications for a new FY
>1998 award for six Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) to help States
>improve their special education programs.  Five of the six RRCs
>were funded.  An approvable application was not received from
>Region I.
>    The purpose of this notice is to invite applications for a
>Regional Resource Center in Region I (the Center) which will become
>a key component of OSEP's expanded systems change efforts, serving
>not only in its traditional capacity as a technical assistance
>provider & as a resource for information requests from all States
>within the region, but also as a broker of technical assistance for
>SEAs, LEAs & their partners.
>    Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide
>technical assistance & information through such mechanisms as
>institutes, regional resource centers, clearinghouses & programs
>that support States & local entities in building capacity, to
>improve early intervention, educational, & transitional services &
>results for children with disabilities & their families, & address
>systemic-change goals & priorities.
>    Eligible Applicants: State & local educational agencies,
>institutions of higher education, other public agencies, private
>nonprofit organizations, freely associated States, & Indian tribes
>or tribal organizations, the Region I as defined in the following
>section.
>    Geographic Regions: The RRC funded under this priority shall
>serve the following States (referred to as Region I): Connecticut,
>Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode
>Island, Vermont.
>    Applications Available: October 19, 1998.
>    Deadline for Transmittal of Application: November 23, 1998.
>    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.
>    Maximum Award: $400,000 for the first budget period; &
>$1,075,000 for subsequent budget periods.
>
>    Additional Information: applicable regulations, priorities,
>background, contacts, & other information are available in the
>Federal Register notice.
>
>Additional information is available online at:
>  www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/1998-4/100998a.html 
>
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