Rehabilitation Training_Experimental and Innovative Training

 

This program is designed to: (a) Develop new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel and to demonstrate the effectiveness of these new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities; and (b) develop new and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel so that there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation services by State and other rehabilitation agencies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.263
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III, Section 302.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State vocational rehabilitation agencies, including Territories and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations (including institutions of higher education) may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals preparing for or employed in positions relating to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
An application should show evidence of current accreditation by or seeking of accreditation from the designated accreditation agency in the respective professional field. OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 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. New applications are made to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725. Attention: 84.263.
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 160 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
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 content of the training to the mission of the public rehabilitation program and priorities for projects are in the application notice. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 387.
How may assistance be used?
Training grants are provided in fields directly related to the vocational and independent living rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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. Audits must be conducted on a continuing basis or at scheduled intervals, usually once a year, but at least once every 2 years.
Records
Proper records must be maintained as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) or until all audit questions are resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Grantees are required to share in the costs of projects with the proportion subject to individual negotiation.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects may generally be supported for a maximum of 5 years. Funds are granted on a 12-month basis. 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
None.
Headquarters Office
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: tom.finch@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7343.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 09 $500,000; FY 10 $500,000; FY 11 $500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Parts 385 and 387.
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