American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to governing bodies of Indian tribes that have received an American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) grant under section 121(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). Under section 121(c)(3) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) makes grants to, or enters into contracts or other cooperative agreements with, entities that have experience in the operation of AIVRS programs to provide such training and TA on developing, conducting, administering, and evaluating these programs.

The program provides three levels of technical assistance: intensive/sustained, targeted/specific, and general/universal. At the intensive/sustained level, AIVRS projects receive on-site, ongoing planned assistance designed to reach an outcome desired by the recipient. Through targeted/specific services, centers support activities based on the topical or technical needs common to multiple recipients and can be one-time or short-term events such as consultation services or presentations at conferences. The centers also provide general/universal technical assistance services that permit a broader audience to access information and services through presentations, newsletters, or research syntheses that are made available on center Web sites.

Program Eligibility
Who May Apply: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).
Program Contact
Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5062
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: kristen.rhinehart@ed.gov
Funding type
Discretionary/Competitive Grants
CFDA code
84.250Z

Eligibility

Who May Apply: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRS-TAC)

CFDA Number: 84.250Z
Program Type: Discretionary

The purpose of the AIVRS-TAC is to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to governing bodies of Indian tribes that administer an AIVRS project. Under section 121(c)(3) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the RSA Commissioner makes grants to, or enters into contracts or other cooperative agreements with, entities that have experience in the operation of AIVRS projects to provide training and TA on developing, conducting, administering, and evaluating these projects.

The AIVRS-TAC provides three levels of technical assistance: intensive/sustained, targeted/specific, and general/universal. At the intensive/sustained level, AIVRS projects receive on-site, ongoing planned assistance designed to reach an outcome desired by the recipient. Through targeted/specific services, centers support activities based on the topical or technical needs common to multiple recipients and can be one-time or short-term events such as consultation services or presentations at conferences. The centers also provide general/universal technical assistance services that permit a broader audience to access information and services through presentations, newsletters, or research syntheses that are made available on center websites.