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Rehabilitation Services_Client Assistance Program
OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended, Title I, Part B, Section 112, 29 U.S.C. 732.
(1) To provide assistance in
informing and advising clients and client applicants of available benefits
under the Rehabilitation Act; (2) to assist and advocate for clients and
client applicants in their relationships with projects, programs and services
provided under this Act, including assistance and advocacy in pursuing legal,
administrative and other appropriate remedies; (3) to provide information on
available services under the Act and Title I of the Americans with
Disabilities Act to any individual with disabilities in the State.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grant funds may be used for services to help clients and applicants understand
the rehabilitation services available under the Rehabilitation Act, and to
provide information to individuals with disabilities in the State. No class
action suits are allowed.
Applicant Eligibility: States and Territories (through the Governor)
are eligible for awards. The Governor shall designate a public or private agency
to conduct the State's program.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Clients and client applicants receiving
services or interested in seeking assistance under the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, as amended, will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation: Costs will be determined in accordance with
OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as
furnished by the Federal agency with approval of OMB under the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1980. 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: The Governor submits assurances that meet the
requirements established under the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and Federal
regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
Award Procedure: Notice of annual allotment to States, quarterly grant
award notices and funds are withdrawn under the Electronic Transfer System or by
Deadlines: Contact the regional office for deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
Appeals: The State may appeal to the Office of Administrative Law
Judges (34 CFR 81).
Renewals: Not applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements: In accordance with the Act Federal
funds are distributed on the basis of the relative population of each State,
except no State shall receive less than $50,000, Territories $30,000. When total
funds available for this program exceed $7,500,000, the minimum allotment is
$100,000 for States and $45,000 for Territories. This program has no matching
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Annually.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual progress reports, expenditure reports, and quarterly
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: Information on clients and client applicants served as cases
should be maintained.
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $11,647,000; FY 02 est $11,897,000; and FY
03 est $11,897,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
To be determined.
In fiscal year 2001, an estimated 58,600 clients will be served. The majority
(or more than three-fourths) of individuals served were persons with
disabilities who requested routine information or referral services.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Client Assistance Program Regulations (34 CFR 370).
Regional or Local Office:
Jim Doyle, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 245-6630.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: