AL State Personnel Development Grant

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) 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 projects 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 Celeste Minor, SPDG Grant Director, at 334-694-4803 or e-mail

To review the 2017 AL SPDG Project CESCC: Creating Effective School Climates and Cultures Application Narrative, CLICK HERE.