Rehabilitation Training-State Vocational Rehabilitation Unit In-Service Training


This program is designed to support special projects for training State vocational rehabilitation unit personnel in program areas essential to the effective management of the unit's program of vocational rehabilitation services or in skill areas that enable personnel to improve their abilities to provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. Projects are designed to: (1) address recruitment and retention of qualified rehabilitation professionals; (2) provide for succession planning; (3) provide for leadership development and capacity building; and (4) provide training on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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 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, Title III.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State vocational rehabilitation agencies, including territories, may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals employed by designated State rehabilitation agencies will benefit.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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 20200-4725. Attn: 84.265.
Award Procedure
Grants are awarded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of staff in various offices within the Department.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, 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?
The relevance of the content of the training to the mission of the public rehabilitation program is considered. Priorities for certain projects are stated in the application notice. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 388.
How may assistance be used?
Training grants may only be made to agencies designated to administer the State vocational rehabilitation program. Fifteen percent of the funds appropriated for the Rehabilitation Services Administration Training program must be allocated for In-Service Training.
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. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, and 85.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Grantees with Basic Awards over the minimum allotment are required to match ten percent of the cost of projects. Grantees with Basic Awards at the minimum allotment must match 4%.
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, with 12-month budget periods. 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
Headquarters Office
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7343.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 13 $5,048,568; FY 14 est $5,048,568; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Parts 385 and 388.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.