American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to assist tribal governments to develop or to increase their capacity to provide a program of vocational rehabilitation services, in a culturally relevant manner, to American Indians with disabilities residing on or near federal or state reservations. The program's goal is to enable these individuals, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment and may include native healing services.

Type of Projects

The program provides financial assistance for the establishment and operations of VR services programs for American Indians with disabilities living on or near a federal or state reservation.

Program Eligibility
Who May Apply: (specifically) The governing body of an Indian tribe or consortia of such governing bodies located on federal and state reservations may apply.
Program Contact
Sonja Turner
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5049
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7557
Email: sonja.turner@ed.gov

August Martin
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5049
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7410
Email: august.martin@ed.gov
Funding type
Discretionary/Competitive Grants
CFDA code
84.25

Funding

There no information at this time.

Awards

Note on this table: the numbers shown represent the awards made during the fiscal year to RSA grantees. There may be additional set-asides for the program which are not shown.

Eligibility

Who May Apply: (specifically) The governing body of an Indian tribe or consortia of such governing bodies located on federal and state reservations may apply.

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)

Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
CFDA Number: 84.250
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Sec. 121 Program; American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to the governing bodies of Indian Tribes to develop or to increase their capacity to provide a program of vocational rehabilitation services, in a culturally relevant manner, to American Indians with disabilities residing on or near federal or state reservations. The program's goal is to assist American Indians with disabilities, consistent with such individuals’ strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individuals may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment and may include native healing services.

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards

A notice was published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2019 inviting applications for new awards for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program.