• Graduates will need to provide up to four years of employment service to a school in the United State (two years of service for each year they receive tuition remission through the grant). Service can be provided to children ages birth to grade 2, and can take place up to nine years beyond completion of the program.
– At least 51 percent of the infants, toddlers, and children to whom the individual provides services are to be receiving special education, related services, or early intervention services from the individual; or
– the individual spends at least 51 percent of his or her time providing special education, related services, or early intervention services to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities; and
– if serving children, the children served must fall under the definition of eligible children as described in section 602(3) of IDEA.
• Recipients must: – Be a citizen or national of the United States; or
– Be a permanent resident of:
Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or
The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau during the period in which these entities are eligible to receive an award under the Personnel Development to Improves Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program; or
– Provide and maintain evidence for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that he/she is:
A lawful permanent resident of the United State; or
In the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident.