Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Program Description

The purpose of the Client Assistance Program (CAP) is to advise and inform applicants and individuals eligible for services and benefits available under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including students with disabilities under section 113 and individuals with disabilities employed at subminimum wage under section 511 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, applicants and eligible individuals may be provided advocacy and representation to ensure their rights in their relationship with projects, programs, and services to protect their rights provided under the Rehabilitation Act. In addition to providing assistance and advocacy under the Rehabilitation Act, a CAP agency may provide information on the assistance and benefits on title I of the ADA, especially those who have traditionally been unserved or underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program, with respect to services that are directly related to facilitating the employment for applicants or eligible individuals.

Types of Projects

The Governor of a State must designate an entity within the State to provide CAP services to help applicants or individuals eligible for services pursue concerns they have with programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA. The governor may designate a public or private entity to operate the CAP.

Program Eligibility
Who May Apply: (specifically) States may apply

Type of Assistance: (by category) Formula Grants
Program Contact
April Trice
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5064B
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6074
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: april.trice@ed.gov

Terrence Martin
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5069C
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7275
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: terrence.martin@ed.gov
Funding type
Formula Grants
CFDA code
84.161A

Funding

Total Awards to RSA Grantees

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

CFDA Number Program Number of Awards FY-2020 Current Awards FY-2020 Total Awarded FY-2019 Total Awarded FY-2018
84.161A Client Assistance Program (CAP) 57 $1,847,300 $13,000,000 $13,000,000

Applicant Information

Applications

CAPs are no longer required to submit an application on an annual basis. However, in the event the program is redesignated or the statutory requirements of the assurances change, the CAP must submit assurances on form 1820-0520 (MS Word, 43KB) as part of the application package.

Required Forms

CAPs must submit a signed "Certification Regarding Lobbying" each year (OMB Form ED 80-013) to comply with the certification requirements under 34 CFR Part 82, "New Restrictions on Lobbying." CAPs are also required to submit an “Annual CAP Performance Report” (Form 1820-0528) within 90 days of the end of the Federal fiscal year.

Form Number and Title PDF
Version
MS Word
Version
ED 80-0013 Form
Certification Regarding Lobbying
PDF
(65K)
MS Word
(25K)
Form 1820-0520
Assurances
MS Word
(43K)
 
Form 1820-0528
Annual CAP Performance Report
RSA-227
See PD-14-05 (PDF, 114K)
 

Eligibility

Who May Apply: Only States may apply.  The Governor must designate one agency in the State to provide CAP services.

 

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
CFDA Number: 84.161A
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: CAP

Program Description

The purpose of the Client Assistance Program (CAP) is to advise and inform applicants and individuals eligible for services and benefits available under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including students with disabilities under section 113 and individuals with disabilities employed at subminimum wage under section 511 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, applicants and eligible individuals may be provided advocacy and representation to ensure their rights in their relationship with projects, programs, and services to protect their rights provided under the Rehabilitation Act. In addition to providing assistance and advocacy under the Rehabilitation Act, a CAP agency may provide information on the assistance and benefits on title I of the ADA, especially those who have traditionally been unserved or underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program, with respect to services that are directly related to facilitating the employment for applicants or eligible individuals.

The Governor of a State must designate an entity within the State to provide CAP services to help applicants or individuals eligible for services pursue concerns they have with programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA. The governor may designate a public or private entity to operate the CAP.