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Rehabilitation Training_Continuing Education
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 training centers
that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide
for a broad integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting
recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel
throughout a multi-State geographical area.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Training grants are limited to support of continuing education programs for
personnel such as rehabilitation counselors, administrators, independent
living specialists, audiologists, rehabilitation teachers for individuals who
are blind, rehabilitation technology specialists who provide vocational,
independent living, and client assistance services to individuals with
Applicant Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, State
vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories/possessions), and
other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals employed in positions related to
the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation: 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: New applications are made to the Department of
Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC
20202-4725. Attention: 84.264. Continuation applications, unless otherwise
indicated in the award notice, are submitted to the appropriate regional office
listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. This program is subject to the provisions
of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure: With the exception of grants identified as
"national significance," 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
will generally include two or more nonfederal consultants with experience and
training in the proposed area of training.
Deadlines: Deadlines are published in the Federal Register. Contact
the headquarters or regional offices for application deadlines.
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: Grantees are required to share in
the cost of projects with the proportion subject to individual negotiation.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Projects may be 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: Audits must be conducted on a continuing basis or at scheduled
intervals, usually once a year, but at least once every 2 years. Institutions of
higher education and nonprofit organizations are subject to the audit
requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133. 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 three years after the
project is completed or until all audit questions are resolved.
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $10,000,000; FY 02 est $10,000,000; and FY
03 est $10,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
No Data Available.
Training by the projects addressed rehabilitation staff training needs in
human resource development, independent living rehabilitation, management of
rehabilitation facilities, and supported employment.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations can be found in 34 CFR 385 and 389.
Regional or Local Office:
Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: email@example.com Phone: (202) 245-7343.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Eleven of the RCEPs provide training for State agency staff. The remaining
RCEPs provide training for the staffs of related public and private nonprofit
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The relevance of the content of the training to the mission of the public
rehabilitation program and priorities for projects in the application notice are
considered. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program
regulations 34 CFR 385 and 389.