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Rehabilitation Services Administration
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The following is a list of state liaisons and their contact information for questions or concerns regarding the following programs under the Rehabilitation Act:

  • the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, established under Title I;
  • the supported employment (SE) program, established under Title VI, part B;
  • the independent living services program for older individuals who are blind (OIB), established under Title VII, Chapter 2.

StateState Liaison
/ E-mail
Telephone
Alabama April Trice
april.trice@ed.gov
202.245.6074
Alaska April Trice
april.trice@ed.gov
202.245.6074
American Samoa Zera Hoosier
zera.hoosier@ed.gov
202.245.7868
Arizona Sean Barrett
sean.barrett@ed.gov
202.245.7604
Arkansas Sandy Derobertis
sandy.derobertis@ed.gov
202.245.6769
California Janette Shell
janette.shell@ed.gov
202.245.7257
Colorado David Wachter
david.wachter@ed.gov
202.245.7380
Connecticut Joseph Doney
joseph.doney@ed.gov
202.245.7526
Delaware Lawrence Vrooman
lawrence.vrooman@ed.gov
202.245.6523
District of Columbia Jessica Davis
jessica.davis@ed.gov
202.245.6047
Florida Christyne Cavataio
christyne.cavataio@ed.gov
202.245.6123
Georgia Chris Pope
christopher.pope@ed.gov
202.245.7375
Guam Edward West
edward.west@ed.gov
202.245.6145
Hawaii Tonya Stellar
tonya.stellar@ed.gov
202.245.6638
Idaho Beth Settle
beth.settle@ed.gov
202.245.6457
Illinois Tonya Stellar
tonya.stellar@ed.gov
202.245.6638
Indiana Marisa Liuzzi
marisa.liuzzi@ed.gov
202.245.6390
Iowa Steven Zwillinger
steven.zwillinger@ed.gov
202.245.7313
Kansas Shannon Moler
shannon.moler@ed.gov
202.245.7499
Kentucky Sandy Derobertis
sandy.derobertis@ed.gov
202.245.6769
Louisiana Jim Doyle
jim.doyle@ed.gov
202.245.6630
Maine James Billy
james.billy@ed.gov
202.245.7273
Maryland Arseni Popov
arseni.popov@ed.gov
202.245.6448
Massachusetts Lawrence Vrooman
lawrence.vrooman@ed.gov
202.245.6523
Michigan Christyne Cavataio
christyne.cavataio@ed.gov
202.245.6123
Minnesota Lawrence Vrooman
lawrence.vrooman@ed.gov
202.245.6523
Mississippi Janette Shell
janette.shell@ed.gov
202.245.7257
Missouri Caneshia McAllister
caneshia.mcallister@ed.gov
202.245.6059
Montana Jessica Davis
jessica.davis@ed.gov
202.245.6047
Nebraska Samuel Pierre
samuel.pierre@ed.gov
202.245.6488
Nevada Jason Hunter
jason.hunter@ed.gov
202.245.7574
New Hampshire Tonya Stellar
tonya.stellar@ed.gov
202.245.6638
New Jersey Chris Pope
christopher.pope@ed.gov
202.245.7375
New Mexico Shannon Moler
shannon.moler@ed.gov
202.245.7499
New York David Miller
david.miller@ed.gov
202.245.6453
North Carolina Brian Miller
brian.miller@ed.gov
202.245.7241
North Dakota Yann-Yann Shieh
yann-yann.shieh@ed.gov
202.245.7247
Northern Marianas Jason Hunter
jason.hunter@ed.gov
202.245.7574
Ohio Edward West
edward.west@ed.gov
202.245.6145
Oklahoma April Trice
april.trice@ed.gov
202.245.6074
Oregon Fred Isbister
fred.isbister@ed.gov
202.245.7385
Pennsylvania Jim Doyle
jim.doyle@ed.gov
202.245.6630
Puerto Rico Terrence Martin
terrence.martin@ed.gov
202.245.7275
Rhode Island Julya S Doyle
julya.doyle@ed.gov
202.245.6170
South Carolina Joseph Doney
joseph.doney@ed.gov
202.245.7526
South Dakota Rimal Desai
rimal.desai@ed.gov
202..24.5.63
Tennessee Brian Miller
brian.miller@ed.gov
202.245.7241
Texas Edward West
edward.west@ed.gov
202.245.6145
Utah Craig McManus
craig.mcmanus@ed.gov
202.245.6579
Vermont Zera Hoosier
zera.hoosier@ed.gov
202.245.7868
Virgin Islands Fred Isbister
fred.isbister@ed.gov
202.245.7385
Virginia Terrence Martin
terrence.martin@ed.gov
202.245.7275
Washington David Wachter
david.wachter@ed.gov
202.245.7380
West Virginia Samuel Pierre
samuel.pierre@ed.gov
202.245.6488
Wisconsin Marisa Liuzzi
marisa.liuzzi@ed.gov
202.245.6390
Wyoming Janette Shell
janette.shell@ed.gov
202.245.7257

Below is a list of RSA staff including name, location, and phone number.
For additonal infomation use the link on each name.

NAME BUILDING ROOM PHONE
Anthony, Edward Potomac Center Plaza 5085 202.245.7256
Ashby, Roseann Potomac Center Plaza 5057 202.245.7258
Bailey, Charlett Potomac Center Plaza 5047 202.245.6456
Bailey, Diandrea Potomac Center Plaza 5040 202.245.6244
Barrett, Sean Potomac Center Plaza 5073 202.245.7604
Billy, James Potomac Center Plaza 5088 202.245.7273
Brinson, Donald Potomac Center Plaza 5045 202.245.7310
Broschi, Michael Potomac Center Plaza 5050 202.245.7856
Bunuan, Don Potomac Center Plaza 5046 202.245.6616
Cavataio, Christyne Potomac Center Plaza 5079 202.245.6123
Chesley, Ellen Potomac Center Plaza 5116 202.245.6440
Clark, Kerrie Potomac Center Plaza 5042 202.245.7281
Davis, Jessica Potomac Center Plaza 5102 202.245.6047
Derobertis, Sandy Potomac Center Plaza 5065 202.245.6769
Desai, Rimal Potomac Center Plaza 5100 202..24.5.63
Devaughn, Theresa Potomac Center Plaza 5042 202.245.7321
Dobak, Carol Potomac Center Plaza 5151 202.245.7325
Doney, Joseph Potomac Center Plaza 5091 202.245.7526
Doyle, Jim Potomac Center Plaza 5089 202.245.6630
Doyle, Julya S Potomac Center Plaza 5072 202.245.6170
Dufford, Robert (Todd) Potomac Center Plaza 5071 202.245.6245
Elliott, Jerry Potomac Center Plaza 5051 202.245.7335
Finch, Tom
Gallup, Erik Potomac Center Plaza 5077 202.245.7596
Glover, Tony Potomac Center Plaza 5060 202.245.7339
Hartle, Jesse Potomac Center Plaza 5044 202.245.6515
Holliday, Karen Potomac Center Plaza 5048 202.245.7318
Hoosier, Zera Potomac Center Plaza 5091 202.245.7868
Hunter, Jason Potomac Center Plaza 5094 202.245.7574
Isbister, Fred Potomac Center Plaza 5089 202.245.7385
Johnson, Caren R. Potomac Center Plaza 5081 202.245.7391
Johnson, Jack Potomac Center Plaza 5066 202.245.8262
Jordan, Tara Potomac Center Plaza 5040 202.245.7341
Kaufman, Melinda Potomac Center Plaza 5156 202.245.7312
LaBreck, Janet Potomac Center Plaza 5086 202.245.7408
Liuzzi, Marisa Potomac Center Plaza 5070 202.245.6390
Lovley, Mary Potomac Center Plaza 5116 202.245.7423
Lulli, Felipe Potomac Center Plaza 5063 202.245.7425
Martin, August Potomac Center Plaza 5049 202.245.7410
Martin, Terrence Potomac Center Plaza 5095 202.245.7275
McAllister, Caneshia Potomac Center Plaza 5078 202.245.6059
McManus, Craig Potomac Center Plaza 5072 202.245.6579
Miller, Brian Potomac Center Plaza 5095 202.245.7241
Miller, David Potomac Center Plaza 5074 202.245.6453
Mitchell, Darius Potomac Center Plaza 5061 202.245.7383
Mitchell, Suzanne Potomac Center Plaza 5155 202.245.7454
Moler, Shannon Potomac Center Plaza 5096 202.245.7499
Nelson, Tammy Potomac Center Plaza 5056 202.245.7464
Patruno, Mariangela Potomac Center Plaza 5069 202.245.6025
Pierre, Samuel Potomac Center Plaza 5098 202.245.6488
Pope, Chris Potomac Center Plaza 5088 202.245.7375
Popov, Arseni Potomac Center Plaza 5073 202.245.6448
Pritchett, Glenda Potomac Center Plaza 5071 202.245.7482
Rhinehart-Fernandez, Kristen Potomac Center Plaza 5062 202.245.6103
Ryan, Patricia Potomac Center Plaza 5105 202.245.6134
Schellenberg, Ken Potomac Center Plaza 5066 202.245.6589
Settle, Beth Potomac Center Plaza 5090 202.245.6457
Shell, Janette Potomac Center Plaza 5097 202.245.7257
Shieh, Yann-Yann Potomac Center Plaza 5099 202.245.7247
Shoffler, Cassandra 202.245.7827
Snyderman, Mark Potomac Center Plaza 5156 202.245.6768
Steele, David Potomac Center Plaza 5157 202.245.6520
Stellar, Tonya Potomac Center Plaza 5097 202.245.6638
Swales, Sheryl Potomac Center Plaza 5056 202.245.7312
Trice, April Potomac Center Plaza 5064 202.245.6074
Turner, Sonja Potomac Center Plaza 5049 202.245.7557
Vrooman, Lawrence Potomac Center Plaza 5065 202.245.6523
Wachter, David Potomac Center Plaza 5091 202.245.7380
Washington, Vernita Potomac Center Plaza 5101 202.245.7479
West, Edward Potomac Center Plaza 5065 202.245.6145
Williams, Mary Potomac Center Plaza 5082 202.245.7586
Yang, Mary Potomac Center Plaza 5047 202.245.6327
Young, Gizelle Potomac Center Plaza 5067 202.245.6307
Zhu, Douglas Potomac Center Plaza 5048 202.245.6037
Zwillinger, Steven Potomac Center Plaza 5101 202.245.7313

Contacts



Carol Dobak
Carol.Dobak@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5014, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7325
Fax: 202-245-7590

For this program, RSA has designated State Liaisons for each state and territory.

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Contacts



Carol Dobak
Carol.Dobak@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5014, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7325
Fax: 202-245-7590

For this program, RSA has designated State Liaisons for each state and territory.

Additionally, RSA has designated State Liaisons for each state and territory. See https://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm for a list of the current liaisons.

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Contacts



August Martin
august.martin@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5049, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7410
Fax: 202-245-7591

Sonja Turner
Sonja.Turner@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5049, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7557
Fax: 202-245-7591

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Contacts



Name:
RoseAnn Ashby

E-mail Address:
roseann.ashby@ed.gov

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 5052, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Telephone:
(202) 245-7258

Fax:
(202) 245-7591

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Contacts



Mary Williams
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7586
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Mary.Williams@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Tom Finch
Tom.Finch@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5052, PCP
Washington, D.C. 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7343
Fax: 202-245-7591


Special Demonstration Programs--Model Demonstration Projects--Positive Psychology


Application Information Contact

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Contacts



Jim Doyle
Jim.Doyle@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5096, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-6630
Fax: 202-245-7590

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Contacts



Samuel Pierre
Samuel.Pierre@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5098, PCP
Washington, DC 20202

Phone: 202-245-6488
Fax: 202-245-7589

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Contacts



RoseAnn Ashby
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7285
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Roseann.Ashby@ed.gov.


Cassandra Shoffler
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7285
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Cassandra.Shoffler@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Felipe Lulli
Felipe.Lulli@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7425
Fax: 202-245-7590

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Contacts



Contacts


Douglas Zhu
U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5062, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Telephone: 202-245-6037
If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
Email: Douglas.Zhu@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Jerry Elliott
Jerry.Elliott@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7335
Fax: 202-245-7590

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Contacts



Kristen Rhinehart–Fernandez
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
Fax: 202-245-7590
If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
Email: Kristen.Rhinehart@ed.gov

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Contacts



Kristen Rhinehart–Fernandez
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Kristen.Rhinehart@ed.gov.


Janette Shell
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7257
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Janette.Shell@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Mary Williams
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5082
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7586
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Mary.Williams@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Don Bunuan
Don.Bunuan@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6616
Fax: 202-245-7593

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Contacts



Tara Jordan
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5040
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7341
Fax: 202-245-7590
Email: Tara.Jordan@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Jerry Elliott
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5062, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Telephone: 202-245-7335
If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
Email: Jerry.Elliott@ed.gov.

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Contacts



Jerry Elliott
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5062, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Telephone: 202-245-7335
If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
Email: Jerry.Elliott@ed.gov.

Kristen Rhinehart–Fernandez
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
Fax: 202-245-7590
If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
Email: Kristen.Rhinehart@ed.gov

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Contacts



Felipe Lulli
Felipe.Lulli@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
550 12th Street, SW, Room 5063
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7425
Fax: 202-245-7590

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Contacts



Deanna Jones
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 5041, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Email: Deanna Jones@ed.gov

Phone: 202-245-6658
Fax: 202-245-7591

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Contacts



Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne.Mitchell@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5163, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Phone: 202-245-7454

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Contacts



Jesse Hartle
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 5023, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Jesse.Hartle@ed.gov

Phone: 202-245-6415
Fax: 202-245-7591

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Ken Schellenberg
U.S. Department of Education
Potomac Center Plaza
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Room 5066
ken.schellenberg@ed.gov
202.245.6589

Jack Johnson
U.S. Department of Education
Potomac Center Plaza
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Room 5066
jack.johnson@ed.gov
202.245.8262

Marisa Liuzzi
U.S. Department of Education
Potomac Center Plaza
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Room 5070
Marisa.Liuzzi@ed.gov
202.245.6390

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RSA Offices

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) consists of two divisions and one support office reporting to the office of the commissioner. To learn more about the mission and functions of these offices, please click on any of the office titles.

Office of the Commissioner



The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) provides leadership and fiscal resources to assist state and other agencies to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR), independent living (IL) and other services to individuals with disabilities. The RSA is established by Congress as the principal federal agency authorized to carry out Titles I, III, VI, and VII, as well as Section 509 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In addition, RSA administers programs and activities under the Randolph-Sheppard Act, as amended, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults Act, and the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. The programs administered by RSA develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living for individuals with disabilities through services, training and advocacy in order to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

RSA accomplishes its mission by

  • administering formula and discretionary grant programs authorized by Congress;
  • evaluating, monitoring, and reporting on the implementation of federal policy and programs and the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and other related programs for individuals with disabilities;
  • coordinating with other federal agencies, state agencies, and the private sector including professional organizations, service providers, and organizations of persons with disabilities for the review of program planning, implementation, and monitoring issues.

RSA is under the leadership of a commissioner who advises the assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services on programs and problems affecting individuals with disabilities. The commissioner of RSA provides overall direction, coordination and leadership to two divisions and a support staff.

The two divisions are:

In addition, the immediate office of the commissioner provides leadership and direction to one staff office:

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State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID)



The State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID) is responsible for state plan review and approval, and for monitoring five RSA formula grant programs to ensure consistency with federal requirements and to ensure that states continue to implement programs designed to improve results for individuals with disabilities, including youth with disabilities.

SMPID is divided into functional units and state teams. Each person in the division participates on both.



Functional Units


The functional units carry out activities that enable the state teams to monitor and assist states to improve their programs. Each functional unit has a unit chief with supervisory responsibilities over persons who serve in the unit. Each functional unit chief is an expert in the functional area and is responsible for not only accomplishing the purpose of the unit, but also developing skills and expertise in each of the unit members. Each staff person in the division is assigned to one of the four functional units and works with the unit to carry out the purposes of the unit.


State Teams


There is a state team assigned to every state and that state team is responsible for all of the SMPID’s formula grantees that operate in that state. A designated state team member (state liaison) who does not have supervisory responsibility chairs the work of the state team. The state liaison leads and organizes the activities of the state team and includes representatives from consumers, providers, state agency personnel, and other interested parties. A state teams coordinator with non-supervisory responsibility with the state team assists and coordinates the activities of all the state team.

Each state is assigned a state team and each state team is made up of one or more persons from each of the functional units. With the exception of the last item, the state teams work collaboratively with consumers, providers, state agencies, and any other interested parties to carry out the following activities:

  • implement a continuous process of performance-based program and fiscal monitoring to identify areas of improvement as well as areas of noncompliance that require corrective action by the grantee;
  • develop and issue annual reports, carry out periodic on-site reviews and other monitoring activities required by statute;
  • provide technical assistance to all grantees to assist them to make the improvements and take corrective actions identified in the monitoring process;
  • review and approve VR state plans including preparing state plan approval letters, providing appropriate technical assistance to states to ensure consistency with federal requirements and a timely release of federal funds;
  • provide policy guidance to grantees;
  • review and approve CAP and PAIR state assurances; and
  • carry out audit resolution activities including single audits, Inspector General audits, grantbacks, primary and collateral determinations.

See also the list of designated State Liaisons for each state and territory. The list can be found at https://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm

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Training and Service Programs Division (TSPD)



The Training and Services Programs Division administers several programs under four statutes: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Randolph-Sheppard Act, and the Helen Keller National Center Act. The programs are a mix of competitive, discretionary grants, state formula grants and direct appropriations.

The Division consists of two units: the Training Programs Unit that administers the rehabilitation training and special demonstration programs and the Service Programs Unit that administers direct service-related programs and projects.

TSPD staff carries out the following activities in administering these programs:

  • monitor grants, including required on-site reviews of grants under the Projects With Industry program, and provides technical assistance;
  • review and approve AT state plans and state agency licensing agreements;
  • conduct discretionary grant competitions and process grant awards;
  • coordinate arbitrations for the Randolph-Sheppard program;
  • review and analyze data, prepares reports including the annual summary of the vendors and vending facilities; and
  • work with grantees to develop program performance measures, which are used to evaluate and monitor grantees.


Training Programs Unit



Service Programs Unit



 


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Program Support Staff (PSS)



The Program Support Staff (PSS), housed within the office of the commissioner, is responsible for providing support for cross divisional program analysis including data collection and analysis, planning for initiatives, developing coordinated program and salaries and expenses (S&E) budgeting to support cross divisional efforts, providing tracking and coordination/review for compliance with fiscal and program plans, and assisting with RSA priority development and grants management processes. PSS provides coordination within RSA and, working through OSERS' Office of the Assistant Secretary, with the department and other organizations.

In carrying out their responsibilities, PSS staff members:

  • Coordinate the development of and execute the RSA program and S&E budgets, including the commitment of funds and preparation of formula grant awards.
  • Provide technical and programming assistance to support RSA's comprehensive management information system (MIS) at https://rsa.ed.gov, as well as processing and analyzing data for all RSA statistical reporting systems.
  • Support RSA-wide program planning, analysis and evaluation, including the development of the Annual Report to Congress.
  • Provide and coordinate RSA-wide administrative management activities. 

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