Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Vietnam Veterans' Children with Spina Bifida or Other Covered Birth Defects

 

To provide vocational training and rehabilitation to certain children born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects who are children of Vietnam veterans and some Korean veterans.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
64.128
Federal Agency/Office
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, To provide vocational training and rehabilitation to certain children born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects who are children of Vietnam veterans and some Korean veterans., Public Law 104-204, 38 U.S.C. 1804
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
"A child born with spina bifida or other covered birth defects, except spina bifida occulta, who is the natural child of a Vietnam veteran and some Korean veterans, regardless of the age or marital status of the child, conceived after the date on which the veteran first served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era and in particular areas near the DMZ in the Korean conflict. VA must also determine that it is feasible for the child to achieve a vocational goal."
Beneficiary Eligibility
Children born with spina bifida.
Credentials/Documentation
Birth certificate and military discharge certificate are required. The child must be born with spina bifida and be the natural child of a Vietnam veteran and some Korean veterans. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circulars No. A-102 and No. A-110. To apply, you can obtain VA Form 21-0304, Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans, from your nearest VA regional benefits office, or online at www.va.gov. Complete and submit this form to the nearest VA regional benefits office. A written statement from an individual requesting services is also sufficient. To apply, the statement must include the child's full name, address, the veteran parent's name, and the VA claim number.
Award Procedure
Awards are authorized at the Regional Benefits Office.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Available through special board. In the event of a denial, claimants are advised of appeal rights and procedures at the time of notification. Average time to process an appeal is 622 days.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Program must lead to a vocational goal that it is feasible for the child to achieve. The child should be able to achieve the vocational goal within 24 months of services and assistance, although an extension of up to 24 months is possible under certain conditions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
None.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not available at this time. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, Subpart M - Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects.
Headquarters Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420 US
Phone: 202-461-9600
Website Address
http://www.va.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
36-0102-0-1-701
Obligations
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16 Estimate Not Available FY 18 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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