June 9, 2006

In this Issue:

  1. Grant Notice: State Personnel Development Grants Program
      Source: Federal Register: June 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 111)
  2. Grant Notice: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program
      Source: Federal Register: June 8, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 110)

1. Grant Notice: State Personnel Development Grants Program

Source: Federal Register: June 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 111)

State Personnel Development Grants Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 (To Be Awarded in FY 2006)

Priority: The Assistant Secretary establishes a priority to assist SEAs in reforming and improving their personnel preparation and professional development systems for teachers, principals, administrators, related services personnel, paraprofessionals, and early intervention personnel. The intent of this priority is to improve educational results for children with disabilities through the delivery of high quality instruction and the recruitment, hiring, and retention of highly qualified special education teachers.

Dates: Applications Available: June 9, 2006.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 24, 2006.
For complete information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2006-2/060906e.html

2. Grant Notice: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program

Source: Federal Register: June 8, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 110)

Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program (84.326D)
Issuing Agency: Department of Education

Summary: The Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program promotes academic achievement and improves results for children with disabilities by supporting technical assistance, model demonstration projects, dissemination of useful information, and implementation activities that are supported by scientifically-based research. The Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program: (1) Helps address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel--in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education--to work with children with disabilities and (2) ensures that those personnel have the skills and knowledge--derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful--that are needed to serve those children. The Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program (1) improves results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology, (2) supports educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities, and (3) provides support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom setting.

Dates: Applications Available: June 8, 2006.
Current Closing Date for Applications July 24, 2006.
To access the complete notice go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2006-2/060806c.html