IDEA-Related Grants Provide Funding Opportunities for Clinicians The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the availability of FY 2003 discretionary grant applications, including the FY 2003 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant competition. The grants available under IDEA are intended to improve services and results for children with disabilities and include programs addressing personnel preparation, ... School Matters
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IDEA-Related Grants Provide Funding Opportunities for Clinicians
The ASHA Leader, February 2003, Vol. 8, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.08032003.3
The ASHA Leader, February 2003, Vol. 8, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.SCM.08032003.3
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced the availability of FY 2003 discretionary grant applications, including the FY 2003 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant competition. The grants available under IDEA are intended to improve services and results for children with disabilities and include programs addressing personnel preparation, research and innovation, technology and media services, and training and information for parents.
Speech and audiology services account for more than half of all IDEA-related services in schools. ASHA members are highly encouraged to seek grant funding in personnel preparation and related areas.
A recent, informal review by the ED of personnel preparation (IDEA Part D) grants awarded to speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and communication sciences and disorders (CSD) academic programs suggests that ASHA members and CSD programs may not be effectively taking advantage of available ED personnel preparation funding.
The review, requested by ASHA, found that ASHA members and CSD programs have submitted substantially fewer grants in recent years. For example, in 1995, ASHA members and CSD programs submitted 49 applications for Part D personnel preparation grants, of which 13 were funded. In FY 2001, only 10 such applications were submitted, with two being funded.
The following list highlights FY 2003 grant competitions—and deadlines—that may be of interest to audiologists, SLPs, and CSD programs:
  • Field Initiated Research Projects (84.324C; Feb. 21)

  • Improving the Preparation of Personnel to Serve Children with High-Incidence Disabilities (84.325H; Feb. 28)

  • Student Initiated Research Projects (84.324B; March 7)

  • Model Demonstration Projects for Children with Disabilities (84.324M; March 14)

  • Preparation of Personnel in Minority Institutions (84.325E; March 21)

  • Outreach Projects for Children with Disabilities (84.324R; March 28)

The deadlines have already passed for competitions addressing Preparation of Leadership Personnel (84.325D); Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities (84.327A); and Preparation of Special Education, Related Services, and Early Intervention Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Low-Incidence Disabilities (84.325A).
For more information on these and other grant competitions, including application forms, check the ED’s Web site at www.ed.gov/GrantApps/. For advocacy-related questions, contact Catherine D. Clarke through the Action Center at 800-498-2071, ext. 4159, or by e-mail at cclarke@asha.org. For grant-related questions, contact Sharon Moss at ext. 4132 or by e-mail at smoss@asha.org.
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