ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
ED

Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR)

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration

CFDA Number: 84.240
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: PAIR


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


The PAIR program supports the protection and advocacy system in each state to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities. In order to be eligible for advocacy services from the PAIR program, an individual with a disability must meet three criteria:

  1. The individual's concern must be beyond the scope of the Client Assistance Program (see # 84.161A, also under topical heading Rehabilitation), which is authorized under Sec. 112 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  2. The individual must be ineligible for services from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Protection and Advocacy of Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program (authorized under Part C of the DD Act).
  3. The individual also must be ineligible for the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program of HHS (authorized under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act).

Each PAIR program must set annual priorities and objectives to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in each state. Although the objectives and priorities vary from state to state to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in each state, most PAIR programs set priorities and objectives aimed at reducing barriers to education, employment, transportation, and housing. In addition, PAIR programs advocate on behalf of individuals with significant disabilities to promote community integration and full participation in society.


TYPES OF PROJECTS


Eligible systems have the authority to pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies or approaches to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Protection and advocacy systems may be housed in public or private entities as designated by the governor.


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Eligibility



Who May Apply: (specifically) Protection and Advocacy Systems as established under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.

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Applicant Info



Timeline


No current application.


Current Application


No current application.


Other Required Forms


In addition to the above application letter, the following forms are required:

Form Number and Title
PDF MS Word
ED 80-0013 Form—Certification Regarding Lobbying PDF (65K) MS Word (25K)
Form 1820-0520—Assurances PDF (13K) MS Word (33K)
     

Application Contact


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

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Awards to Grantees

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.

State Grantee PR Award ID Current Awards FY 2020 Total Awarded FY 2019 Total Awarded FY 2018
Alabama UNIV OF ALABAMA ALABAMA - DISAB ADVOCACY PROGRAM H240A200001 $31,051 $218,885 $220,200
Alaska Education and Early Development, Alaska Department of H240A200002 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H240A200003 $45,558 $315,043 $313,824
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H240A200004 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
California Disability Rights California H240A200005 $251,291 $1,775,273 $1,777,156
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H240A200006 $36,181 $251,772 $250,864
Connecticut Disability Rights Connecticut H240A200066 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Delaware COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, H240A200008 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
District of Columbia DC-RSA / UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES H240A200059 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Florida Disability Rights Florida H240A200010 $135,305 $942,238 $933,287
Georgia Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. H240A200011 $66,826 $468,298 $466,831
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H240A200012 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H240A200013 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Illinois EQUIP FOR EQUALITY, INC. H240A200014 $80,939 $574,834 $579,626
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H240A200015 $42,511 $299,352 $300,330
Iowa IOWA P and A SERVICES, INC. H240A200016 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Kansas DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER OF KANSAS H240A200017 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Kentucky KENTUCKY OFFICE FOR PUBLIC ADVOCACY - P and A DIVISION H240A200018 $28,386 $200,001 $200,897
Louisiana Advocacy Center H240A200019 $29,603 $210,335 $211,976
Maine MAINE ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER H240A200020 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Maryland MARYLAND DISABILIITY LAW CENTER H240A200021 $38,387 $271,754 $272,412
Massachusetts DISABILITY LAW CENTER, INC. H240A200022 $43,846 $308,018 $308,423
Michigan MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A200023 $63,500 $447,326 $449,532
Minnesota MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER H240A200024 $35,645 $250,400 $249,932
Mississippi MISSISSIPPI P and A SYSTEM, INC. H240A200025 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Missouri MISSOURI CLIENT ASSISTANCE H240A200026 $38,919 $274,509 $275,878
Montana Disability Rights Montana H240A200027 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Nebraska Disability Rights Nebraska H240A200028 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H240A200058 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
New Hampshire DISABILITIES RIGHTS CENTER H240A200030 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H240A200031 $56,592 $404,370 $404,986
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H240A200032 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H240A200057 $10,459 $73,600 $73,600
New York Disability Rights New York H240A200064 $124,143 $891,274 $894,024
North Carolina Disability Rights North Carolina H240A200009 $65,963 $461,295 $459,425
North Dakota PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROJECT H240A200035 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H240A200063 $74,258 $523,493 $525,874
Oklahoma Oklahoma Disability Law Center H240A200037 $25,049 $176,503 $177,650
Oregon DISABILITY RIGHTS OREGON H240A200038 $26,622 $186,018 $185,343
Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania H240A200039 $81,358 $574,992 $578,842
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H240A200040 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
South Carolina P and A FOR PEOPLE W/DISABILITIES H240A200041 $32,297 $225,603 $224,629
South Dakota Disability Rights South Dakota-CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A200042 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H240A200043 $43,007 $301,560 $301,152
Texas Disability Rights Texas H240A200044 $182,330 $1,270,928 $1,261,558
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H240A200045 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Vermont VERMONT PROTECTION and ADVOCACY, INC H240A200046 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H240A200065 $54,109 $380,319 $380,869
Washington Disability Rights Washington H240A200048 $47,870 $332,531 $329,985
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES, INC -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A200049 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. H240A200050 $36,931 $260,228 $261,647
Wyoming WYOMING PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROG H240A200051 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A200052 $12,192 $85,799 $85,799
Guam GUAM LEGAL SERVICES CORP., INC. -- PAIR H240A200061 $12,192 $85,799 $85,799
Northern Marianas NORTHERN MARIANAS PROTECTION & ADVOCACY SYSTEMS INC H240A200054 $12,192 $85,799 $85,799
Puerto Rico EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO H240A200055 $24,384 $171,598 $171,598
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY AGENCY H240A200056 $12,192 $85,799 $85,799

Performance



See Annual Reports to Congress.

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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
84.240 Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) 57 $2,462,920 $17,332,300 $17,332,300

Resources





GAN Attachments


The following documents are standard attachments to a Grant Award Notification (GAN).

(September 5, 2017)



 


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Contacts



Samuel Pierre
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5098
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6488
Email: samuel.pierre@ed.gov

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