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84.315 Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Section 21, 29 U.S.C. 718b.
To enhance the capacity and increase the participation of historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions of higher education, and other institutions of higher education where minority enrollment is at least 50 percent, in competitions for grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under the Rehabilitation Act, as amended.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants are limited to support projects that assist individuals to compete for discretionary funds focusing on bringing larger numbers of minorities in the public rehabilitation profession and provide appropriate practitioner knowledge, role models, and sufficient manpower to address the clearly changing demography of vocational rehabilitation. Project results will focus on the recruitment of minorities into the field of vocational rehabilitation and related services.
Applicant Eligibility: States, public and nonprofit, agencies for- profit agencies, and organizations may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as furnished by the Department of Education 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 that the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by the grant award's terms and conditions.
Account Identification: 91-0301-0-1-506.
Some program accomplishments include the following: (1) Extensive training on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and other key disability legislation; (2) the establishment of State-wide consortia of public agencies and organizations to better coordinate the delivery of vocational rehabilitation and other related services to persons with disabilities from minority backgrounds; (3) sponsoring and co-sponsoring of national and regional conferences of rehabilitation providers such as the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) and others; (4) establishment of rehabilitation training programs at colleges and universities; (5) increase in the number of applications and funding of projects from minority institutions of higher education; (6) implementation of national satellite broadcasts to discuss rehabilitation with participants from institutions of higher education, rehabilitation State agencies, independent living centers, supported employment programs and other agencies and organizations involved in the administration of rehabilitation programs; and (7) careers in rehabilitation job fairs.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Education Department General Administrative Regulations. For more information contact the program office.
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
This is a new program; examples are not available.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The selection criteria contained in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations are used to evaluate this program.