Fed - Sp Ed - Title VIC - Deaf/Blind
CSFA Number: 586-66-0425
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Amy Deegan
217-782-5589
adeegan@isbe.net
Short Description
To provide technical assistance, information, and training for students with deaf-blindness and enhance state capacity to improve services and outcomes for students and their family. Collaborate with federally funded parent centers to provide family training and support. Increase ability of the State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), LAs, and EIS providers and other agencies to use evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for students with deaf-blindness. To increase the development of policies and practices related to deaf-blindness and to provide data to the National Center for the annual National Child Count of children who are deaf-blind.

Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
NA
Objectives and Goals
Provide technical assistance, information, and training for students with deaf-blindnes and enchance state capacity to improve services and outcomes for students and their families. Collaborate with federally funded parent centers to provide family training and support. Increase ability of the SEA, LEAs, LAs, EIS providers, and other agencies to use evidence-based proactices to improve outcomes for students with deaf-blindness. Increase the development of policies and practices related to deaf-blindness. Provide data to the National Center for the annual National Child Count of children who are deaf-blind.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
Funds to be used to provide technical assistance grounded in evidence-based practices in order to facilitate change in the SEA and LEA for students who are deaf-blind.
Eligibility Requirements
SEAs and state centers for low-incidence programs are eligible to apply for the federal grant to provide funds to support technical assistance for students whoa re deaf-blind.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This program is a continuation of a federal discretionary grant. The Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education has final authority. Louise Tripoli is the project officer. Proposals are evaluated for submission by deadline, compliance with rules, and likelihood that the project would help SEAs, Part C lead agencies, LEAs, EI providers, teachers, service providers, and families to address the educational, related services, transitional, and early intervention needs of children who are deaf-blind to ensure that these children will graduate from high school ready for college and a career. Funds are distributed to Illinois and then to the fiscal agent, which is Keeneyville 20. Money is then dispersed to the Philip J. Rock Center and School, which oversees Project Reach, as fiscal responds are entered and payments made. There are no intermediate level applicants, so questions i, ii, and iii are not applicable. This program is renewed annually. It is currently in a five-year cycle from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2018. Grantees are required to update their plan and submit a current year budget. Funding remains level.
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual progress reports on performance measure along with expenditure reports are required.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Project Title: Project Reach: Illinois Deaf-Blind Services
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $335,444
FY 2018 : $335,444
FY 2019 : $343,838
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19022020063-4635(00)Philip J Rock Center and School10/01/201909/30/2020343,838