Program Description

Special Education,Grants to States, provides formula grants to States, territories, freely associated States and the Bureau of Indian Education to support the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities, ages 3-21, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education administers the program, and works with States and other stakeholdes to ensure a free, appropriate public education for all students with disabilities.

General Program Requirements

Grants are provided to all States, territories, freely associated States, and the Bureau of Indian Education, that provide plan including assurances that they have policies and procedures in place to implement the Individuals with Disabiltiies Education Act.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

States must submit annual applications to the Office of Special Education Programs.

Program Contact Information

Matthew Schneer
Education Program Specialist

Additional Information

Length of ProgramContinuous, on an annual basis
Tribes Funded by this ProgramFunding goes to the Bureau of Indian Education, which then provided funding by grant or contract to tribally controlled schools
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)6 million
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceNon-Tribal Entities
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number84.027
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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