Projects with Industry


To create and expand job and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market by partnering with private industry to provide job training and placement, and career advancement services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VI, Part A.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Projects with Industry grants are awarded to community rehabilitation program providers, designated State units, Indian tribe or tribal organizations, employers, labor unions, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and other agencies or organizations with the capacity to create and expand job and career opportunities for individual with disabilities. Grants cannot be made directly to individuals. Only applicants that propose to serve a geographic area that is currently unserved or underserved by the PWI program can receive new awards under this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
An individual is eligible for services under this program if the individual to be served is an individual with a disability or an individual with a significant disability, as defined in Sections 7 (20)(A) and 7(21)(A), respectively, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The recipient of the grant under which the services are provided, may make determinations of eligibility to the extent that the determination is appropriate, available, and consistent with the requirements of the Act.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, OMB Circular No. 21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations, with Appendix E to 45 CFR part 74 for hospitals or with 48 CFR part 31 for commercial for-profit organizations other than a hospital and an educational institution. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The Education Department General Administrative Regulation at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply to this program. Applications should be submitted to the Departmentâ₏™s e-Grants website or to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202 as according to instructions in the Notice Inviting Applications. The standard application kit as furnished by the Department of Education must be used for this program.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range is approximately 150 to 180 days.
Not Applicable.
Projects with multi-year project periods may be continued based on making substantial progress toward meeting project objectives as documented in the annual performance report in accordance with 34 CFR 75.253, meeting the minimum performance levels of the compliance indicators, as described in 34 CFR Part 379 Subpart F, and availability of adequate funds. Renewals are available only through a new application process.
How are proposals selected?
Funding priorities are announced in the Federal Register. Applications for discretionary grants are subject to peer review procedures leading to recommendations for approval or disapproval by Federal and nonfederal experts. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program and Department regulations at 34 CFR Part 379.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support projects to prepare persons with disabilities for employment in the competitive labor market.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant programs (34 CFR Part 75). Annual financial reports, compliance indicator data and reports of progress must be submitted as required by the grant award terms and conditions. No cash reports are required. No expenditure reports are required. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
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.
As required by EDGAR for direct grant programs (34 CFR Part 75). Generally, records related to grant fund, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion of the grant activity.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. The Federal share may not exceed 80 percent of total project cost.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project support may be available up to 60 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Kerrie Clark, Department of Education, OSERS 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7281.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $19,197,000; FY 10 $19,197,000; FY 11 $19,197,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $118,095-$500,000
Average: $295,139.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations: (A) Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86; and (B) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Parts 369 and 379 apply.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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