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OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
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OSERS' Office of Special Education Programs


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, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers.

Discretionary grants are grants awarded through a competitive process and OSEP maintains a listing of new discretionary funding opportunities.



"OSEP 101"
A video overview of OSEP



Last Modified: 08/04/2023