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Biennial Evaluation Report - FY 93-94

Chapter 306

Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities

(CFDA No. 84.024)

I. Program Profile

Legislation: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. 102-119, as amended, Part C, Section 623 (20 U.S.C. 1423) (expires September 30, 1995).

Purpose: The purpose of the Early Childhood Education program is to improve special education and early intervention services for infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, from birth through age eight. The program develops new knowledge in the field of early childhood education, supports development and testing of interventions, and disseminates broadly the information gained to help program managers and teachers improve their programs and services. Types of activities funded include: research, development, outreach, demonstration, training, technical assistance, and dissemination. Awards are made to public and private agencies and organizations, typically for three to five years.

Funding History

Fiscal Year Appropriation Fiscal Year Appropriation
1969 $945,000 1988 23,428,000
1970 4,000,000 1989 23,147,000
1975 14,000,000 1990 23,766,000
1980 20,000,000 1991 24,202,000
1985 22,500,000 1992 25,000,000
1986 22,968,000 1993 25,167,000
1987 24,470,000 1994 25,167,000

II. Program Information and Analysis


The program supported a wide variety of activities including the following:

Program Administration

This program administers competitive discretionary grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

III. Sources of Information

  1. Fifteenth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 1993).

IV. Planned Studies


V. Contacts for Further Information

Program Operations:
Jim Hamilton, (202) 205-9084

Program Studies:
Nancy Rhett, (202) 401-3630

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