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Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind

CFDA Number: 84.160C (Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center), 84.160D (Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas)
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

The Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind program is designed to establish interpreter training programs or to provide financial assistance for ongoing interpreter programs to train a sufficient number of qualified interpreters throughout the country in order to meet the communication needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are deaf-blind by (a) Training interpreters to effectively interpret and transliterate between spoken language and sign language and to transliterate between spoken language and oral or tactile modes of communication; (b) Ensuring the maintenance of the interpreting skills of qualified interpreters; and (c) Providing opportunities for interpreters to raise their skill level competence in order.

Eligibility 

CFDA 84.160C – Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center

Baccalaureate degree American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpretation programs that are recognized and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) are eligible to apply as lead applicants in the consortium. States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education, such as baccalaureate degree ASL-English interpretation programs that are not CCIE accredited, are not eligible to be lead applicants but are eligible to be members of the consortium.

CFDA 84.160D – Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas

States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including American Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), may apply.