Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Employment Services for Individuals with Severe Disabilities
OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended, Title VI, Part B, 29 U.S.C. 795j-q.
To provide grants for time
limited services leading to supported employment for individuals with the most
severe disabilities to enable such individuals to achieve the employment
outcome of supported employment.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Federal funds are used to: (1) complement services under Title I of this Act;
(2) provide skilled job trainers who accompany the worker for intensive
on-the-job training; (3) provide systematic training; (4) provide job
development; (5) provide follow-up services; (6) provide regular observation
or supervision at training sites; and (7) provide other services needed to
support an individual in employment. Funds may not be used to provide the
required extended services once an individual transitions from the time
limited services provided under VI-C.
Applicant Eligibility: State vocational rehabilitation agencies
(including territories and possessions) designated in the State plan to
administer the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals with the most severe disabilities
whose ability or potential to engage in a training program leading to supported
employment has been determined by evaluating rehabilitation potential. In
addition, individuals must need extended services in order to perform
competitive work and have the ability to work in a supported employment setting.
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: 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. The standard application forms as furnished by the
Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this
Application Procedure: Each State agency must submit a State plan
supplement for a 5-year period as part of the State plan under Title I of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Vocational rehabilitation agencies
submit the State Plan and supplement to the appropriate Department of Education
regional office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No.
Award Procedure: Notice of annual allotment to the State, quarterly
grant award notice, and funds are withdrawn under the Electronic Transfer
Deadlines: A 5-year State plan supplement to the State plan for
vocational rehabilitation services is submitted to the RSA Regional Office for
approval on the date as a complete single or unified W/A State plan.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: State plans must be approved
within 90 days of being submitted to RSA, for a 5-year period.
Appeals: After reasonable effort has been made to resolve the
questions involved, the State may appeal to the United States Court of Appeals
for the circuit in which the State is located.
Renewals: Not applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Federal funds are distributed based
on the U.S. total populations and State population and the source is the
Population Estimates Annual, Bureau of the Census. No State shall receive less
than $300,000 or one-third of one percent of the sums made available for the
fiscal year, whichever is greater. This program has no matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Notice of annual allotments to
the State, annual grant awards are made and funds are withdrawn under the
Electronic Transfer System.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual and quarterly progress reports and annual budget and
quarterly financial status reports (Standard Form 269) are required.
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: Case records on individual clients, fiscal records for a
prescribed period for audit purposes and retention of records for three years
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $38,152,000; FY 02 est $38,152,000; and FY
03 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
In FY 2016, the estimated range of awards is $34,435 to $2,769,257, with a median State award, excluding outlying, areas of $307,490.
Of the individuals who had supported employment (SE) identified as their
employment goal and who received supported employment services funded through
the Title VI, Part C, program, approximately 70 percent achieved an employment
outcome, as defined under the Title 1 program, at the time of case closure.
About 82 percent of the individuals who achieved an employment outcome under
this program had a supported employment outcome. Specifically these
individuals had maintained a employment placement for at least 60 days after
making the transition to extended services. A supported employment placement
is competitive employment in an integrated setting where the individual
receives on-going support services from a State agency, a private nonprofit
organization, employer, or other appropriate source after the individual has
made the transition from State Vocational Rehabilitation agency support.
Another 13 percent of these individuals had a competitive employment outcome
that was not considered a SE outcome (e.g., the individual did not receive
on-going support from an extended service provider or the individual was not
working in a setting that met the regulatory definition of an integrated
setting). The remaining individuals (5 percent) were working in
non-competitive employment (i.e., sheltered employment, homemaker, or unpaid
family worker) at case closure. Although there has been only a slight increase
in the percentage of individuals with a SE outcome since fiscal year 1993
(81.1 percent to 81.9 percent), there has been a notable decrease (8.6 percent
to 5.0 percent) in the percentage of individuals with a non-competitive
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Supported Employment Services for Individuals with the most Severe
Disabilities (34 CFR 363).
Regional or Local Office:
Carol Dobak, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington , District of Columbia 20202 Email: Carol.Dobak@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7325.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not applicable (Catalog users should contact the State Vocational
Rehabilitation agency for criteria).