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About OSEP

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) authorizes formula grants to states and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.

What's New

New Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Significant Disproportionality

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would postpone for two years the compliance date of the significant disproportionality regulations published on December 19, 2016. The NPRM is available from the Federal Register here:


The public may submit comments on the NPRM through www.regulations.gov on or before May 14, 2018.



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Last Modified: 02/28/2018