State Personnel Development Grant Program

Resources for State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Grantees

Click here to access the SigNetwork - a one-stop connection to resources about the SPDGs!


2019 Annual Performance Report

This is the Grant Performance Report for Continuation Funding: Fiscal Year 2019: State Personnel Development Grant program (CFDA 84.323) 

For specific guidance on how to write and report data on your program and project measures, please use the performance report resources provided through SIGnetwork.  On their site, they have a Main Content: Program Measures page, where you will find guidance documents, worksheets, rubrics, additional information, as well as a prerecorded webinar.   

You may also contact your Project Officer. You will need to attach to your APR the “Evidence-based Professional Development Components Worksheet” that is found at the top of the Program Measures page. 


OSEP Performance Measures

The performance measures for the State Personnel Development Grant Program are:

  • Program Performance Measure #1: Evidence-Based Practices in Professional Development:  Projects use evidence-based professional development practices to support the attainment of identified competencies.
  • Program Performance Measure #2: Implementation Improvement:  Participants in SPDG professional development demonstrate improvement in implementation of SPDG-supported practices over time.
  • Program Performance Measure #3: Sustaining SPDG-supported Practices:  Projects use SPDG professional development funds to provide follow-up activities designed to sustain the use of SPDG-supported practices.
  • Program Performance Measure #4: Special Education Teacher Retention:  Highly qualified special education teachers who have participated in SPDG-supported special education teacher retention activities remain as special education teachers two years after their initial participation in these activities (this measure is required only for those projects that have highly qualified special education teacher retention as an objective).


Tools for Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, is pleased to present new community of practice collaboration pages 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.