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
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: 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
Institutions of Higher Education, State vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories), and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals preparing for employment in the field of rehabilitation 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 OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for state and local governments, and OMB Circular A-122 for non-profit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Education Department General Administrative Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply 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 and continuation grants are awarded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. 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 office, 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?
The relevance of the purpose of the content and the training project to the administratively established mission of the public rehabilitation program and the objectives of the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The methodology to be employed in implementing the project and its feasibility for the achievement of the established educational objectives. The existence of a working relationship with the State vocational rehabilitation agency and other agencies and rehabilitation facilities providing vocational rehabilitation services. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 386.
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-language, pathology and audiology, rehabilitation of individuals who are blind and individuals who are deaf, and rehabilitation technology. A grantee must use at least 75 percent of the total award for scholarships.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions. 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 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Proper records must be maintained for a period of time equal to the time required to fulfill the obligations of each grantee to determine whether a scholar has met the work-or-repay provision in 34 CFR 386.34, or until all audit questions are resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%. The Federal share may not be more than 90 percent of the total cost of a project under this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
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. 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
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7343.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $17,075,296; FY 15 est $17,464,245; and FY 16 est $19,468,120
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 Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.


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