Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program CFDA Number 84.250L


Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. Priority: This competition has one competitive preference priority. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from section 121(b)(4) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 741(b)(4)). Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional five points to an application that meets this priority. This priority is: Continuation of Previously Funded Tribal Programs. In making new awards under this program, we give priority to applications for the continuation of programs that have been funded under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program. Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 741. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.250L. Applications for grants under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program, CFDA number 84.250L, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program at You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.250, not 84.250L).

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: The governing bodies of Indian tribes (and consortia of those governing bodies) located on Federal and State reservations. The definition of ``Indian tribe'' was amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act enacted on July 22, 2014, to include ``a tribal organization (as defined in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450(b)(l)).'' In addition, the Department published final regulations in the Federal Register on February 5, 2015 (80 FR 6452), amending the definition of ``reservation'' in 34 CFR 369.4 and 371.4. Under the amended definition, ``reservation'' means a Federal or State Indian reservation; public domain Indian allotment; former Indian reservation in Oklahoma; land held by incorporated Native groups, regional corporations, and village corporations under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; or a defined area of land recognized by a State or the Federal Government where there is a concentration of tribal members and on which the tribal government is providing structured activities and services.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Dates: Applications Available: February 11, 2016. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 26, 2016.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Julius Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
Program Manager:
August Martin,
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5049,
Potomac Center Plaza (PCP),
Washington, DC 20202-2800.
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