06-23-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #20

2015-2016 AWD (Adults with Disabilities) Grant Application

The purpose of this agenda item is to inform the Board and request approval to submit an annual application to the State Department of Education for funding through the Adults with Disabilities Grant process as required by the Florida State Legislature. The primary purpose of the Adults with Disabilities program serves two purposes: 1) To provide adults with disabilities the opportunity for enhancement of skills that are consistent with their abilities and needs utilizing direct services; 2) To establish a seamless set of services for the recruitment and referral of adults needing these services throughout Brevard County. In addition the purpose is to ensure that the program and services will be appropriately administered to the targeted population of adults with disabilities. It is anticipated that for the 2015-16 year the grant will afford $302,802.00. This is based on the two previous year’s award notifications. This amount has the possibility of being less or more pending legislative session and approval from the Commissioner of Education.


Grant permission to Brevard County’s Adults with Disabilities program to apply for funding through a Florida State Legislature grant process.

As this grant will exceed the $50,000.00 threshold, it will be brought back to the Board for approval to accept at a subsequent meeting when/if received. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/23/2015
Consent after Information7/21/2015

Authority for Action
LI 21 2011 General Appropriation Act, other Specific Appropriation, State Legislature, Florida

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

Cost Center

Dawna Bobersky, Ed.D., Director, Exceptional Student Education Program Support , ext. 520

Attachment:  Informational Agenda Item Board.pdf