Innovative Rehabilitation 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; (b) develop new and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel so that there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by designated State rehabilitation units or other public or non-profit rehabilitation service agencies or organizations; and (c) develop new innovative training programs for vocational rehabilitation professionals and paraprofessionals to have a 21st century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities so they can more effectively provide 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 may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals preparing for or employed in positions relating to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 Part 75 applies 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.
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 387, 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
The audit requirements in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F are applicable.
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. Generally records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained in accordance with the requirements at 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. A grantee must contribute to the cost of a project under this program in an amount satisfactory to the Secretary. The part of the costs to be borne by the grantee is determined by the Secretary at the time of the grant award.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. 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$0.00; FY 19 est $500,000.00; FY 20 est $500,000.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180; the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200; the regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 385 and 387.
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.