New Jersey Department of Education

Engagement of Parents of Children with Disabilities in School-Year 4

Division: Student Services 

Office:  Special Education

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The Engagement of Parents of Students with Disabilities is focused on enhancing parent/caregiver’s engagement in the education of their students who are referred for or receiving special education services. This Year 4 continuation grant program includes the development of family-school collaborative partnerships, increasing family access to resources, and expanding parent/caregivers’ participation in placement and program decisions and their ability to support academic, behavior, and social-emotional development. The grant program is in direct alignment with New Jersey’s State Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS) initiative, and the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR), all of which strongly encourage increasing parent engagement in schools.

This Year 4 continuation grant program is open to to the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc., the applicant selected through a competitive process in Year 1.

Based on the availability of FY21 Federal IDEA funds, this fourth year of this grant program will begin April 1, 2021 and will end on August 31, 2022.


Eligible Agencies: Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc.

Approximate Number of Awards:  1

Grant Program Type: Continuation 


Total Amt. Available: $600,000 

Application Due Date: 3/23/2021


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