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State Personnel Development Grant:
Project CESCC

Project CESCC   

Alabama State Department of Education Receives
New State Personnel Development Grant Award

The Office of Student Learning/Special Education Services is pleased to announce
that the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded the Alabama State
Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)’s new grant application Project CESCC: Creating
Effective School Climates and Cultures (CESCC)
as part of the 2017 competition announced
August 13, 2017. A total of $20,547,000.00 was awarded to 17 states for SPDG projects.

Project CESCC will receive $1,215,400.00 annually for a five-year funding period beginning
October 1, 2017 to work with Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Parent and Information
Centers to provide professional development to general and special education teachers and
staff who work with students with disabilities.  Project CESCC will work closely with other
Alabama State Department of Education initiatives as the grant staff work to implement
evidence based programs and services to achieve the project’s goals and improve results
for all students. The funding for the State Personnel Development Grant Program is authorized
by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is awarded through a competitive
grant process.

For additional information, please contact Theresa Farmer, SPDG Grant Director, at 334-242-8114
or e-mail

To review the 2017 SPDG Project Closing the Gap Grant Performance Report, CLICK HERE.

Alabama Department of Education
Special Education Services/State Personnel Development Grant
Gordon Persons Building, Room 3316
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2102

Tel: (334) 242-8114
Toll Free: 1-800-392-8020
Fax: (334) 353-8559

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"This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education."

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