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Part D of the IDEA authorizes a variety of activities to help states and local communities facilitate systemic change toward improvement and positive results for children, youth and families, from birth through 21. For information about all OSEP-funded projects, search the Office of Special Education Program's Discretionary Grants Public Database. With the formation of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in 2002, research projects with an early childhood focus are also funded under the IES' National Center for Special Education Research. For information about these projects, search IES-funded Research Grants and Contracts. For example, see the Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education Program research projects.
Each year the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) hosts a conference for Directors of Personnel Preparation Projects, State Personnel Development Grant Projects, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Projects, Educational Technology, Media and Materials Projects, General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) Projects and Parent Programs. This website contains archives of previous conference materials and provides announcements about future conferences.
OSEP encourages grantees to identify their project-developed resources and products with the IDEAs that Work logo. Various file formats are available at OSEP Logo Files for Download.
OSEP's Web page for information on applications for their latest grants including the following links: