Rehabilitation Services Demonstration and Training Programs


To provide financial assistance to projects and demonstrations for expanding and improving the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under the Act or that further the purposes of the Act, including related research and evaluation activities.

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 303
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are State vocational rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilitation programs, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, or other public or nonprofit agencies or organizations, or as the Commissioner determines appropriate, for-profit organizations. Grants cannot be made directly to individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with disabilities.
Not applicable.
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. Contact the program office for application procedures.
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
The range is approximately 150 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
Projects with multi-year periods may be continued based on annual review of accomplishments and availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Funding priorities are published 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 (34 CFR Part 373).
How may assistance be used?
Authorized activities under this program include carrying out special demonstrations for expanding and improving the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under this Act and that further the purposes of the Act. Projects may include demonstrations to increase client choice; technical assistance; systems change; special studies and evaluations; demonstrations of service delivery; model demonstrations; transition services; supportive employment; services to underserved populations and/or unserved or underserved areas; services to low-incidence disabilities; transportation; and other projects designated by the Secretary. Other authorized programs include Parent Information and Training, and Braille training projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
As required by EDGAR, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under its award, as stated in grant or contract terms and conditions.
As required by Education Department General Administrative Regulations for direct grant programs (34 CFR Part 75). Generally records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 5 years after completion.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for up to 60 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., SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202) 245-7423.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$5,796,000.00; FY 19 est $5,796,000.00; FY 20 est $5,796,000.00; FY 16$5,796,000.00; FY 17 est $5,796,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations: (A) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, and 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (B) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 373 apply. Uniform Guidance 2 CFR part 200; and 2 CFR part 180.
Examples of Funded Projects
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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