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84.250 Rehabilitation Services_American Indians with Disabilities
OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title I, Part C, 29 U.S.C. 730 and 750.
To provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities that reside on Federal or State reservations in order to prepare them for suitable employment.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Projects provide financial assistance for the establishment and operation of tribal vocational rehabilitation service projects for American Indians with disabilities residing on reservations.
Applicant Eligibility: Governing bodies of Indian tribes or consortia of those governing bodies on Federal and State reservations may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. The standard application form as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Projects generally require ten percent matching in cash or in-kind.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual financial reports and progress reports must be submitted as prescribed by grant award terms and conditions.
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Sixty-six projects were funded in fiscal year 2001. Projects provide a range of vocational rehabilitation service comparable to those provided by the State agency on mental and physical restoration and job placement training. Projects have demonstrated improvements in the provision of services by implementing management systems, data collection models, and the utilization of service codes comparable to those by State rehabilitation agencies.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, and 85. Vocational Rehabilitations Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities regulations 34 CFR 371.
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects provide vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on reservations comparable to the services provided under Title I to other individuals with disabilities who reside in the State. These projects increase the successful outreach and outcome of services to an underserved population.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The availability of funds is published in the Federal Register. Applications for discretionary grants are subject to peer review procedures by Federal and nonfederal experts that lead to recommendations for approval or disapproval. Criteria include plan of operation, quality of key personnel, budget and cost- effectiveness, evaluation plan, adequacy of resources, and evidence of need. These criteria are published in the program regulations at 34 CFR 371.