Resources for Grantees

2021 OSEP Leadership & Project Directors Conference Information

OSEP will hold its Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference virtually July 19 – 22, 2021. This year’s conference will combine OSEP’s bi-annual Leadership and Project Directors’ conferences. Sessions that are applicable to Leadership Conference and Project Directors’ Conference audiences will be offered. Registration will be opening soon! To learn more about the conference CLICK HERE

Supporting Grantee Work and Reporting


Informational Webinars for OSEP Funding Opportunities

This page provides information to assist applicants with completing applications for OSEP funding opportunities.

Creating Accessible Presentations

When you create a presentation, you want everyone to understand your message. However, many presentations unintentionally include barriers that make that goal difficult for some. In this webinar, participants learned techniques for making slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools.

Resources by Program Areas

The OSEP website provides multiple resources to support stakeholders as they engage in different program areas, evaluations, improving accessibility, and undergo the OSEP Peer Review process. To learn more, Select a "Program Area" in the toolbar on the right side of the page to access the OSEP Program Area pages, which include each program area's performance measures.

Tools for Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

Much of the support the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) provides to stakeholders is accomplished through the work of grantees that receive funding from OSEP to focus on various priorities. Resources linked from this page are designed to help grantees accomplish their work.

Notable Resources from the Field

  • OSEP Ideas That Work Collaboration Spaces
    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, is pleased to present OSEP Ideas That Work Collaboration Spaces to support grantees in collaborating with one another and seeking input from stakeholders. These collaboration spaces allow its members to work together to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.  They have been designed to give stakeholders a place to work together to solve complicated issues, facilitate informal knowledge sharing, exchange thoughts and ideas, and share resources, while also providing a place for collaborative creation of new knowledge. By linking to the following page you will be entering an external website. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is not responsible for the site’s content.
    Access the collaboration webpage: OSEP Ideas That Work Collaboration Spaces.

  • Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement
    As a blueprint for authentic engagement, Leading by Convening, developed by the IDEA Partnership, provides leaders with hands on tools to engage stakeholders and maximize collaboration. 
    Access the complete guide: Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement.

General Resources

This section contains user briefs for stakeholders interested in implementing and sustaining collaboration efforts and engagement initiatives.  

Disclaimer Language and Logos

If you would like to use the OSEP (IDEAs that Work logo) on any resources or websites you can download the the logo as a EPS file, JPG file, or PDF file   You should contact your project officer for current disclaimer language that can be used in reports, presentations, briefs, or documents.