Rehabilitation Long-Term Training


To support projects to provide academic training in areas of personnel shortages identified by the Secretary to increase the number of personnel trained in providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III, Section 302
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States and public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals preparing for employment in the field of rehabilitation counseling of individuals with disabilities.
An application should show evidence of current accreditation by or seeking of accreditation from the designated accreditation agency in the respective professional field. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. See above.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Secretary gives the designated State agency an opportunity to review and comment on applications submitted from within the State that it serves. The procedures to be followed by the applicant and the State are in 34 CFR 75.155 through 75.159. The Education Department General Administrative Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 75 applies to this program. New applications are made to Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725. Attn: 84.129.
Award Procedure
New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of applications by staff in various offices within the Department.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 160 days.
Not applicable.
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.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 386, and include consideration of an application's relevance to the State-Federal vocational rehabilitation service program and the nature and scope of the curriculum.
How may assistance be used?
Training grants are provided in fields directly related to the vocational rehabilitation and independent living of individuals with disabilities, such as rehabilitation counseling, independent living, rehabilitation medicine, physical and occupational therapy, prosthetics-orthotics, speech, pathology and audiology, rehabilitation of individuals who are blind and individuals who are deaf, and rehabilitation technology. A grantee must use at least 65 percent of the total award for scholarships unless the Secretary waives this requirement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
The audit requirements in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F are applicable.
Grantees must maintain accurate and complete records as outlined in 34 CFR 386.34(g) and (h) for a period of time not less than one year beyond the date that all scholars provided financial assistant under the grant have completed their service obligation or have entered into repayment status pursuant to 34 CFR 386.43(e), or until all audit questions are resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 10%. The Federal share may not be more than 90 percent of the total cost of a project under this program, unless part of the non-Federal share is waived by the Secretary.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects are generally supported for a maximum of 5 years; with budget periods of 12 months. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. Electronic transfer
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Mary Lovley
Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2649 US
Phone: 2022457423
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$18,973,666.00; FY 19 est $15,659,000.00; FY 20 est $15,620,000.00; FY 17$17,802,835.00; FY 16$17,085,475.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Parts 385 and 386 and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Part 75.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.


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