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Innovative Rehabilitation Training

Assistance Listing Number: 84.263C, 84.263E, and 84.263F
Program Type: Discretionary Grants

Program Description

The Innovative Rehabilitation Training program is designed to develop:

  • New types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel and to demonstrate the effectiveness of these new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities;
  • New and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel so that there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by designated State rehabilitation agencies and designated State rehabilitation units or other public or non-profit rehabilitation service agencies or organizations;
  • New innovative training programs for VR professionals and paraprofessionals to have a 21st-century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities so they can more effectively provide VR services to individuals with disabilities; and
  • New and improved training, including stand-alone modules and instructional materials, as well as methods of training, are be incorporated into an existing academic degree program for educating VR counselors or other VR professionals and VR paraprofessionals or into short-term training for VR professionals, or both.

Eligibility 

States and public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher education, are eligible for assistance under the Innovative Rehabilitation Training program.