The US Department of Education has created a program called Special Education - Grants to States which provides formula grants to assist the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Department of the Interior, outlying areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the freely associated states (the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) in meeting the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities.
- In order to be eligible for funding, states must serve all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 through 21.
- This program has already served over 6,614,000 children.
- Grant funds, awarded under the IDEA, are appropriated by Congress and are intended to support early intervention and special education services for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families.
- Please visit there website for more information on funding.
The Writing Center at UNC helps you write and revise grant proposals for research funding in all academic disciplines (sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts).
- These principles can also be applied toward special education funding.
- A very well laid out "step-by-step" procedure for grant writing.
- Examples are included.
Assistive Technology XChange is a website that is similar to Craigslist but only pertains to Assistive Technology. This is where people can post used or old AT for sale...an alternative to spending a lot of money on new items.
- Website is divided into numerous categories such as daily living, hearing, communication and vision.
- The website is free to use.
- An alert can be set for certain devices.
- Price and location of equipment is located on the site.
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