Rehabilitation Training-Continuing Education

To support training centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a broad integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-State geographical area.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.264
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
Training grants are limited to support of continuing education programs for personnel such as rehabilitation counselors, administrators, independent living specialists, audiologists, rehabilitation teachers for individuals who are blind, rehabilitation technology specialists who provide vocational, independent living, and client assistance services to individuals with disabilities.
Authorization
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III, Section 302.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, State vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories), and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals employed in positions related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations.. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The Education Department General Administrative Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply to this program. New applications are made to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725. Attn: 84.264.
Award Procedure
New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of staff in various offices within the Department.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 120 to 160 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Renewals are available only through the new application process. Projects with an approved multi-year project period may be continued based on the availability of appropriated funds and an annual review of accomplishments to determine satisfactory performance.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Grantees are required to share in the cost of projects with the proportion subject to individual negotiation.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects may be supported for a maximum of 5 years, 12-month budget periods. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits must be conducted on a continuing basis or at scheduled intervals, usually once a year, but at least once every 2 years. Institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.
Records
Proper records must be maintained as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) or until all audit questions are resolved.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 12 $7,647,306; FY 13 est $9,189,995; and FY 14 est $9,050,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Parts 385 and 389.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: tom.finch@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7343.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The relevance of the content of the training to the mission of the public rehabilitation program and priorities for projects in the application notice are considered. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 389.
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