Rehabilitation Training-General Training
To ensure that skilled personnel are available to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities through: (1) Vocational, medical, social, and psychological rehabilitation programs; (2) supported employment programs; and (3) independent living client assistance programs. To support projects that: (1) Maintain and upgrade basic skills and knowledge of personnel employed; and (2) increase the numbers of qualified personnel trained in providing rehabilitation services.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, III U.S.C 302.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State vocational rehabilitation agencies, and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education may apply.
Individuals employed in positions related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments,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?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. 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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. 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: 84.275.
Applications are reviewed by panels of field readers. Each panel will generally include two or more nonfederal members with experience and training in the proposed area of training.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 120 to 160 days following the application deadline.
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 are included in application notices. Contact the Program Office for this information.
How may assistance be used?
Training grants are limited to support of education programs for personnel such as rehabilitation counselors, administrators, independent living specialists, audiologists, rehabilitation teachers for individuals who are blind, rehabilitation technology specialists who provide vocational, independent living, and client assistance services to individuals with disabilities.
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 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.
As required by Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects generally may be supported for 1 to 5 years; with 12-month budget period. 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
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 245-7343.
(Project Grants) FY 12 $290,032; FY 13 est $300,000; and FY 14 est $300,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
There's only one award each year - $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Part 385.
Examples of Funded Projects