National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

Program Description

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) provides technical assistance (TA) to all States and U.S. territories to ensure transition-age youth with disabilities receive high-quality education services. NTACT’s overarching goal is to assist State Educational Agencies (SEAs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs), and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring that students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

The center has five specific goals aligned with OSEP/RSA priorities:

  1. Youth and young adults with disabilities receive and participate in evidence-based and promising practices in secondary transition services and supports.
  2. SEAs and LEAs implement evidence-based and promising practices and strategies, including early warning and intervention systems to reduce dropout and increase graduation rates.
  3. Students with disabilities participate in career-related curricula so they are prepared for postsecondary employment and careers.
  4. Students with disabilities receive rigorous academic preparation so they are prepared for success in postsecondary education.
  5. SEAs, SVRAs, LEAs, and local VR offices use data-driven decision making to develop their respective plans and reports.
Program Eligibility
Who May Apply: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).
Program Contact
RSA Contacts

Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5062
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: kristen.rhinehart@ed.gov

Janette Shell
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5097
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7257
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: janette.shell@ed.gov


OSEP Contact

Dr. Selete Avoke
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5171
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7260
Toll free: 800-877-8339
Email: selete.avoke@ed.gov
Funding type
Discretionary/Competitive Grants
CFDA code
84.326E

Eligibility

Who May Apply: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

CFDA Number: 84.326E
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

The NTACT is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs and RSA and provides technical assistance to all States and Territories to ensure transition-age youth with disabilities receive high-quality education services. NTACT’s overarching goal is to assist State Educational Agencies (SEAs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring that students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

The center has five specific goals aligned with OSEP/RSA priorities:

  1. Youth and young adults with disabilities receive and participate in evidence-based and promising practices in secondary transition services and supports.
  2. SEAs and LEAs implement evidence-based and promising practices and strategies, including early warning and intervention systems to reduce dropout and increase graduation rates.
  3. Students with disabilities participate in career-related curricula so they are prepared for postsecondary employment and careers.
  4. Students with disabilities receive rigorous academic preparation so they are prepared for success in postsecondary education.
  5. SEAs, State VR agencies, LEAs, and local VR offices use data-driven decision making to develop their respective plans and reports.