Start-Up Grant to Spur New IHE Programs in TN for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University recently received a Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education to grow the program and to support other campuses in Tennessee to launch their own programs. Next Steps is offering a start-up grant to increase the number of inclusive higher education programs serving students with intellectual disability in Tennessee. THey are awarding two grants (up to $20,000 each) to two- or four-year colleges or universities in the state that are committed to launching new programs on their campuses. These grants are intended to support the strategic planning and partnerships that will lead to the inclusion of students with intellectual disability in classrooms and campus life.

The grant submission deadline is July 15, 2017. The full grant application may be found HERE.