The purpose of this document is to provide a description of program activities funded during fiscal year 2001 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and administered by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These include three formula grant programs, totaling over $7.1 billion, that provide funds to States to improve services for children and youth with disabilities. The remaining activities, totaling $326 million, support grants awarded through competition to universities, State and local educational agencies, and other private and public profit and non-profit organizations, to conduct research, training, technical assistance, and evaluation aimed at supporting the implementation of IDEA. These discretionary programs are the main focus of this document. Because of the large number of discretionary grants supported each year under these programs (more than 1,000 in fiscal year 2001), it is not possible to describe each project in this document. However, because grant awards are typically made under a few priority areas, on a competitive basis, it is possible to present information on each of these priorities that is representative of the broad range of projects. For each competition that resulted in multiple awards, only a few projects are described for illustrative purposes. An electronic copy of this document can be obtained by accessing the OSEP web site at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/ Select "Programs and Projects", then "FY 2001 Program-Funded Activities" Also, OSEP maintains an online database of all of the OSEP currently-funded IDEA Part D discretionary projects. You can go to that database from the OSEP home page or access it directly at: www.cec.sped.org/osep/search.html.
To obtain more information about these or additional projects under any of these programs, you may write to the
Office of Special Education Programs
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202