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Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended, Title III, Section 302, 29 U.S.C. 774.
To support projects to
provide academic training in areas of personnel shortages identified by the
Secretary to increase the number of personnel trained in providing vocational
rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Training grants are provided in fields directly related to the vocational and
independent living rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, such as
rehabilitation counseling, independent living, rehabilitation medicine,
physical and occupational therapy, prosthetics-orthotics, speech-language,
pathology and audiology, rehabilitation of individuals who are blind and
individuals who are deaf, and rehabilitation technology. A grantee must use at
least 75 percent of the total award for scholarships.
Applicant Eligibility: Institutions of Higher-Education, State
vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories/possessions), and
other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals preparing for employment in the
field of rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
Credentials/Documentation: An application should show evidence of
current accreditation by or seeking of accreditation from the designated
accreditation agency in the respective professional field. Costs will be
determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local
governments. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21
for educational institutions.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as
furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be
used 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
Application Procedure: Most new applications are made to Department of
Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC
20202-4725. Attention: 84.129. Most continuation applications are submitted to
the appropriate Regional Office (listed in Appendix IV). This program is subject
to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure: Most new and continuation grants are awarded by the
Rehabilitation Services Administration through its Regional Offices. All new
applications are reviewed by a panel of at least three individuals. Each panel
generally consists of nonfederal consultants with experience and training in the
Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional offices for
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 120 to 160 days.
Renewals: 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 adequate funds and an annual review of
accomplishments to determine satisfactory performance.
Formula and Matching Requirements: The Federal share may not be more
than 90 percent of the total cost of a project under this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Projects are generally
supported for a maximum of 5 years; funds are granted on a 12-month basis.
Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as
required by grant award terms and conditions.
Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133
(Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and
Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial
assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend
less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit
requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records: Proper records must be maintained for a period of time equal
to the time required to fulfill the obligations of each grantee to determine
whether a scholar has met the work-or-repay provision in 34 CFR 386.34, or until
all audit questions are resolved.
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $25,000,000; FY 02 est
$25,000,000; and FY 03 est $25,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
To be determined.
Approximately 1,200 students were supported under this grant program in fiscal
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR 385-386.
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.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
1) Residency scholarships in physical medicine and rehabilitation; 2) graduate
scholarships in rehabilitation counseling; 3) graduate scholarships in
rehabilitation administration; and 4) undergraduate scholarships in the
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The relevance of the purpose of the content and the training project to the
administratively established mission of the public rehabilitation program and
the objectives of the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The methodology to
be employed in implementing the project and its feasibility for the achievement
of the established educational objectives. The existence of a working
relationship with the State vocational rehabilitation agency and other agencies
and rehabilitation facilities providing vocational rehabilitation services.
Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR