Seeking new training projects in Utah

January 11, 2012 by cpehrson

The Interagency Outreach Training Initiative (IOTI) is currently looking for those parties interested in providing needed training in Utah for the 2012-2013 year.

The IOTI initiative focuses on areas where there are gaps in training in the education of paraprofessionals who provide supports to people with disabilities in Utah.

Paraprofessionals serve in various roles in many agencies: education, adult services, early intervention, and health care. Often paraprofessionals have not had the preservice training needed to help them learn to serve people with disabilities. The IOTI offers a means to provide educational opportunities for paraprofessionals, thus helping them to provide improved services.

Since 1995, the IOTI has funded more than 100 projects conducted by over 30 public and private agencies and organizations.  A Steering Council, headed by Chair Martin Blair, determines which proposals answer the current need for training in Utah. Funding is administered through the CPD.

Letters of Intent and Proposal Cover Sheets are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Letters will be reviewed and evaluated by the IOTI Steering Council and those applicants whose letters are determined to best address IOTI guiding principles and the training requested will be invited to submit full proposals. Written invitations to submit full proposals will be sent no later than March 16, 2012.

Full proposals are due by Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

To view the entire rfp and for more information about how to apply for IOTI funding, visit the IOTI link or contact Sharon Weston, CPD Assistant to the Director.

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