Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students With Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education
Program Office: State Service
CFDA Number: 84.333A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
This program supports innovative grants to IHEs to improve their ability to provide a quality postsecondary
education for students with disabilities.
Grantees in the program develop innovative, effective, and efficient teaching methods and other strategies to enhance the skills and abilities of postsecondary faculty and administrators in working with disabled students. Activities include, but are not limited to: in-service training; professional development; customized and general technical assistance workshops; summer institutes; distance learning; training in the use of assistive and educational technology; research related to postsecondary students with disabilities; development of effective transition practices to ensure the successful and smooth transition of students with disabilities from secondary school to postsecondary education; improving the ability of faculty, staff, and administrators to provide distance education programs; provision of information, training, and technical assistance to promote awareness and interest in disability related careers; development of postsecondary-level coursework; and making postsecondary education more accessible through curriculum development.