Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education

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  1. What is the purpose of the Demonstration Projects To Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive A Quality Higher Education Program?
  2. Who is eligible to apply for a grant under this program?
  3. What kinds of activities can be supported with grant funds?
  4. How often are new grant competitions generally held?
  5. What is the duration of the grants under this program?
  6. What is the average annual grant amount?
  7. Does this program have a matching requirement?
  8. What are the reporting requirements for grantees?
  9. Does this program have any priorities?
  10. What are the performance measures for the program?

1. What is the purpose of the Demonstration Projects To Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive A Quality Higher Education Program?

The purpose of this program is to support innovative grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to improve their ability to provide a quality postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

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2. Who is eligible to apply for a grant under this program?

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) are eligible to apply for program funds.

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3. What kinds of activities can be supported with grant funds?

The activities allowed under this program are:

  • In-service training;
  • Professional development;
  • Customized and general technical assistance workshops;
  • Distance learning;
  • Training in the use of assistive and educational technology; and
  • Dissemination of project related information, etc.
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4. How often are new grant competitions generally held?

There is no set funding cycle for this program. In the past, new grant competitions have taken place every two to three years.

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5. What is the duration of the grants under this program?

Grants under this program have a three-year grant performance period.

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6. What is the average annual grant amount?

During the most recent grant competition that was held in 2008, the average grant award amount was $293,696.

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7. Does this program have a matching requirement?

No.

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8. What are the reporting requirements for grantees?

Grantees are required to submit performance reports annually, as well as a final performance report.

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9. Does this program have any priorities?

No.

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10. What are the performance measures for the program?

The performance indicators for this program are:

  • the difference between the rate at which students with documented disabilities complete courses taught by faculty trained in project activities and the rate at which other students complete those courses; and
  • the percentage of faculty trained in project activities that incorporate elements of training into their classroom teaching.

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