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 2019 Total Awarded FY 2018 Total Awarded FY 2017
Alabama UNIV OF ALABAMA ALABAMA - DISAB ADVOCACY PROGRAM H240A190001 $218,885 $220,200 $221,214
Alaska STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT H240A190002 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H240A190003 $315,043 $313,824 $310,861
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H240A190004 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
California Disability Rights California H240A190005 $1,775,273 $1,777,156 $1,782,144
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H240A190006 $251,772 $250,864 $248,421
Connecticut Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy H240A170007 $4,532
Connecticut Disability Rights Connecticut H240A190066 $171,598 $171,598 $167,066
Delaware COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, H240A190008 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
District of Columbia DC-RSA / UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES H240A190059 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Florida Disability Rights Florida H240A190010 $942,238 $933,287 $922,888
Georgia Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. H240A190011 $468,298 $466,831 $465,051
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H240A190012 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H240A190013 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Illinois EQUIP FOR EQUALITY, INC. H240A190014 $574,834 $579,626 $585,476
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H240A190015 $299,352 $300,330 $301,374
Iowa IOWA P and A SERVICES, INC. H240A190016 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Kansas DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER OF KANSAS H240A190017 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Kentucky KENTUCKY OFFICE FOR PUBLIC ADVOCACY - P and A DIVISION H240A190018 $200,001 $200,897 $201,461
Louisiana Advocacy Center H240A190019 $210,335 $211,976 $212,644
Maine MAINE ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER H240A190020 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Maryland MARYLAND DISABILIITY LAW CENTER H240A190021 $271,754 $272,412 $273,453
Massachusetts DISABILITY LAW CENTER, INC. H240A190022 $308,018 $308,423 $309,329
Michigan MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A190023 $447,326 $449,532 $451,744
Minnesota MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER H240A190024 $250,400 $249,932 $249,924
Mississippi MISSISSIPPI P and A SYSTEM, INC. H240A190025 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Missouri MISSOURI CLIENT ASSISTANCE H240A190026 $274,509 $275,878 $276,971
Montana Disability Rights Montana H240A190027 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Nebraska NEBRASKA ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. H240A190028 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H240A190058 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
New Hampshire DISABILITIES RIGHTS CENTER H240A190030 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H240A190031 $404,370 $404,986 $407,831
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H240A190032 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H240A190057 $73,600 $73,600 $73,600
New York Disability Rights New York H240A190064 $891,274 $894,024 $901,241
North Carolina Disability Rights North Carolina H240A190009 $461,295 $459,425 $457,218
North Dakota PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROJECT H240A190035 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H240A190063 $523,493 $525,874 $528,723
Oklahoma Oklahoma Disability Law Center H240A190037 $176,503 $177,650 $178,071
Oregon DISABILITY RIGHTS OREGON H240A190038 $186,018 $185,343 $183,427
Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania H240A190039 $574,992 $578,842 $582,858
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H240A190040 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
South Carolina P and A FOR PEOPLE W/DISABILITIES H240A190041 $225,603 $224,629 $222,906
South Dakota Disability Rights South Dakota-CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A190042 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H240A190043 $301,560 $301,152 $300,491
Texas Disability Rights Texas H240A190044 $1,270,928 $1,261,558 $1,250,584
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H240A190045 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Vermont VERMONT PROTECTION and ADVOCACY, INC H240A190046 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H240A190065 $380,319 $380,869 $381,652
Washington Disability Rights Washington H240A190048 $332,531 $329,985 $326,444
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES, INC -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A190049 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. H240A190050 $260,228 $261,647 $262,751
Wyoming WYOMING PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROG H240A190051 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A190052 $85,799 $85,799 $85,799
Guam GUAM LEGAL SERVICES CORP., INC. -- PAIR H240A190061 $85,799 $85,799 $85,799
Northern Marianas NORTHERN MARIANAS PROTECTION & ADVOCACY SYSTEMS INC H240A190054 $85,799 $85,799 $85,799
Puerto Rico EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO H240A190055 $171,598 $171,598 $171,598
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY AGENCY H240A190056 $85,799 $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-2019 Current Awards FY-2019 Total Awarded FY-2018 Total Awarded FY-2017
84.240 Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) 57 $17,332,300 $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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