Rehabilitation Services-Service Projects


To provide discretionary grant funds to State vocational rehabilitation agencies and public nonprofit organizations for special projects and demonstrations which hold promise of expanding and otherwise improving services to individuals with disabilities over and above those provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to States program (84.126) administered by States.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (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 2012: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended,, Section 304.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Migrant and seasonal farm worker projects are funded by grants to a State designated agency (including territories/possessions) and to nonprofit and local agencies in collaboration with the State agencies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with disabilities and individuals with significant disabilities as defined in Sections 7(20)(A) and 7(21)(A), respectively, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Costs will also be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. 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 Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply to this program. Applications should be submitted to the Department e-Grants Website or to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725, according to instructions specified in the Notice Inviting Applications. The standard application kit as furnished by the Department of Education must be used for this program.
Award Procedure
Awards are made on approval of the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services and the Assistant Secretary, OSERS for new projects.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 150 days.
Not Applicable.
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. Renewals are available only through a new application process.
How are proposals selected?
Funding priorities are announced in the Federal Register. Grants for migrant and seasonal farmworker projects are made to a designated State agency and to nonprofit and local agencies working in collaboration with the State agencies. Applications for discretionary grants are subjected to peer review procedures leading to recommendations for approval or disapproval by Federal and nonfederal experts. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR75.210.
How may assistance be used?
Migrant and seasonal farm workers, authorized under subsection 304 of the Rehabilitation Act). Grants support vocational rehabilitation services to migrant and seasonal farm workers with disabilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual financial reports and progress reports must be submitted as prescribed 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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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) records related to grant funding, 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: Generally matching is required; the Migratory Worker program requires 10 percent matching.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project support may be available for up to 3 to 5 years depending upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Funds are granted on a 12- month basis. 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
Sonja Turner, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration 400 Maryland Ave., S.W, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7557.
Website Address; or
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 12 $1,261,611; FY 13 est $1,195,621; and FY 14 est $0 - (migrant and seasonal farm workers).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
varies by competition.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86; and the regulations for this program in 34 CFR 369 apply. Specific guidelines and literature may be obtained from the RSA headquarters offices.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available


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