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Rehabilitation Training_State Vocational Rehabilitation Unit In-Service Training

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education


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.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $5,664,900; FY 10 est $5,664,900; FY 11 est $5,664,900

Uses and Use Restrictions:

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.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Not Applicable.

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

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.

Applicant Eligibility:

State vocational rehabilitation agencies, including territories, may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Individuals employed by designated State rehabilitation agencies will benefit.

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 Info for 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.

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