ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
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Supported Employment (SE) Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration

CFDA Number: 84.187
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: State Supported Employment Services Grants, Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Act


Program Description


This program provides grants to assist states in developing and implementing collaborative programs with appropriate entities to provide supported employment (SE) services for individuals with the most significant disabilities, including youth with disabilities, who require supported employment services to achieve an outcome of supported employment in competitive integrated employment. Grant funds are administered under the vocational rehabilitation (VR) services portion of the unified or combined State Plan submitted under 34 CFR Part 361.


Types of Projects


Supported employment grant funds are used to supplement funds provided under the state VR services grants program to provide supported employment services. Program funds may be used to provide supported employment services, once an individual has been placed in supported employment, for up to 24 months and supplement other VR services necessary to help individuals with the most significant disabilities find work in the integrated labor market. Funds cannot be used to provide the extended services necessary to maintain individuals in employment after the end of supported employment services, except for youth with disabilities under the age of 25 who may receive extended services for up to four years. States must reserve and expend half of their supported employment allotment to provide supported employment services, including extended services, to eligible youth with the most significant disabilities in order to assist them in achieving an employment outcome of supported employment.


Additional Information


The State must provide a match of at least 10 percent in non-Federal expenditures for the total amount of expenditures incurred with the half of the allotment reserved to provide SE services to youth with the most significant disabilities, including extended services. States may not use more than 2.5 percent of their supported employment allotment to pay for administrative costs. Funds are allocated to States in accordance with the regulatory requirements at 34 CFR 363.20.

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Eligibility



Who May Apply: (specifically) State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies may apply.

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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 Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A200001 H187B200001 $42,630 $374,388 $352,330
Alaska Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehab H187A200002 H187B200002 $42,630 $32,172 $300,000
Arizona Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration H187A200003 H187B200003 $51,859 $179,252 $181,254
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind H187A200097 H187B200097 $5,116 $36,000 $36,000
Arkansas Arkansas Rehabilitation Services H187A200096 H187B200096 $37,514 $309,844 $264,000
California California Department of Rehabilitation H187A200006 H187B200006 $286,039 $2,520,182 $2,475,174
Colorado Colorado Department of Labor and Employment H187A200091 H187B200091 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A200008 H187B200008 $36,234 $255,000 $255,000
Connecticut Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation Program H187A200009 H187B200009 $6,396 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired - DHHS Campus H187A200011 H187B200011 $5,968 $42,000 $52,246
Delaware Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200010 H187B200010 $36,662 $258,000 $258,000
District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration, DC Dept. on Disability Services H187A200012 H187B200012 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Florida Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200086 H187B200086 $154,017 $1,072,230 $1,078,064
Georgia Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency H187A200089 H187B200089 $76,067 $692,054 $650,191
Hawaii Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200016 H187B200016 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Idaho Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200017 H187B200017 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Illinois Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A200019 H187B200019 $92,131 $654,138 $669,541
Indiana Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A200020 H187B200020 $48,389 $340,652 $346,919
Iowa Iowa Department for the Blind H187A200022 H187B200022 $8,100 $57,000 $57,000
Iowa Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A200021 H187B200021 $34,530 $243,000 $243,000
Kansas Kansas Department for Children and Families H187A200023 H187B200023 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (KY-C) H187A200024 H187B200024 $42,630 $367,970
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (KY-G) H187A180024 H187B180024 $300,000
Louisiana Louisiana Rehabilitation Services H187A200026 H187B200026 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Maine Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A200084 H187B200084 $6,820 $48,000 $48,000
Maine Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200027 H187B200027 $35,810 $252,000 $252,000
Maryland Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A200028 H187B200028 $43,695 $309,246 $314,670
Massachusetts Massachusetts Commission for the Blind H187A200030 H187B200030 $7,488 $52,576 $53,440
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission H187A200029 H187B200029 $42,422 $347,936 $362,827
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons H187A200098 H187B200098 $8,672 $61,084 $62,312
Michigan Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - H187A200099 H187B200099 $63,609
Michigan Michigan Rehabilitation Services H187A190090 H187B190090 $447,956
Minnesota Minnesota State Services for the Blind H187A200034 H187B200034 $7,672 $54,000 $54,000
Minnesota Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A200033 H187B200033 $34,958 $246,000 $246,000
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A200035 H187B200035 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Missouri Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind H187A200038 H187B200038 $5,760 $40,608 $41,428
Missouri Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200037 H187B200037 $38,541 $271,772 $277,246
Montana Montana Disability Employment and Transitions Division H187A200039 H187B200039 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Nebraska Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A200041 H187B200041 $4,264 $30,000 $30,000
Nebraska Nebraska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200040 H187B200040 $38,366 $270,000 $270,000
Nevada Nevada Rehabilitation Division H187A200042 H187B200042 $42,630 $200,000 $300,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning H187A200043 H187B200043 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
New Jersey New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A200045 H187B200045 $12,884 $92,032 $93,562
New Jersey New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A200044 H187B200044 $51,534 $368,124 $374,248
New Mexico New Mexico Commission for the Blind H187A200047 H187B200047 $7,888 $55,500 $55,500
New Mexico New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200046 H187B200046 $34,742 $244,500 $244,500
New York New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped H187A200049 H187B200049 $22,608
New York New York Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services H187A200048 H187B200048 $118,703 $1,014,236 $1,032,710
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind H187A200051 H187B200051 $12,764 $44,620 $45,109
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A200050 H187B200050 $62,321 $480,316 $485,584
North Dakota North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200052 H187B200052 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities H187A200053 H187B200053 $84,527 $595,714 $607,450
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A200054 H187B200054 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Oregon Oregon Commission for the Blind H187A200056 H187B200056 $6,652 $46,800 $46,800
Oregon Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A200055 H187B200055 $35,978 $253,200 $253,200
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200057 H187B200057 $92,609 $654,318 $806,198
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services H187A200059 H187B200059 $42,630 $316,170 $311,368
South Carolina South Carolina Commission for the Blind H187A200062 H187B200062 $5,540 $39,000 $39,000
South Carolina South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department H187A200061 H187B200061 $37,090 $261,000 $261,000
South Dakota South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A200063 H187B200063 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Tennessee Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A200064 H187B200064 $48,954 $343,164 $347,868
Texas Texas Workforce Commission H187A200092 H187B200092 $207,545 $1,446,266 $1,457,258
Utah Utah State Office of Rehabilitation H187A200094 H187B200094 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Vermont Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A200069 H187B200069 $852 $6,000 $6,000
Vermont Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Division H187A200068 H187B200068 $41,778 $294,000 $294,000
Virginia Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services H187A200070 H187B200070 $53,584 $505,774 $382,757
Virginia Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired H187A200071 H187B200071 $8,008 $56,264 $57,194
Washington Washington Department of Services for the Blind H187A200073 H187B200073 $6,540 $45,408 $45,740
Washington Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200072 H187B200072 $47,950 $446,010 $413,856
West Virginia West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A200095 H187B200095 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200075 H187B200075 $42,630 $388,438 $302,236
Wyoming Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200076 H187B200076 $42,630 $100,000 $100,000
American Samoa American Samoa Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200077 H187B200077 $4,005 $28,186 $28,185
Guam Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200078 H187B200078 $4,005 $28,186 $28,185
Northern Marianas Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A200079 H187B200079 $4,005 $10,860 $28,185
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration H187A200081 H187B200081 $42,630 $300,000 $300,000
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Division for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services H187A200082 H187B200082 $4,005 $28,186 $28,185

Performance



Please see the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Performance page for performance information about both the VR and Supported Employment programs.

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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
84.187 Supported Employment (SE) Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities 150 $3,172,030 $22,802,332 $22,506,520

Laws, Regulations and Guidance

Legislation

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by title IV of WIOA
TITLE VI–EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
(PDF 791KB).

Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Part 363 – The State Supported Employment Services Program

See also Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Other Applicable Grant Regulations

Guidance

PD-18-02—"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program, including extended services, for youth with the most significant disabilities (CFDA 84.187B). "
Aug 3, 2018 — PDF (130KB)

PD-18-01—"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program (CFDA 84.187A)"
Aug 3, 2018 — PDF (128KB)

PD-15-06 – "Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program"
Mar 12, 2015 – PDF (129KB)

PD-11-03 – "Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programs"
Oct 26, 2010 – PDF (80KB)

PD-05-01 – "Liquidation of Obligations Under RSA’s Formula Grants."
Mar 8, 2005 – PDF (31KB)

Other Communication

Items in this section are not policy or subregulatory policy or formal guidance; rather they are general communications to RSA grantees.

See Frequently Asked Questions on Period of Performance for Formula Grant Awards.

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Resources



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


Other Resources


Please see the Other Resources section of the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants resources page.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

See Frequently-Asked Questions on www.ed.gov

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Contacts



Suzanne Mitchell
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5155
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7454
FAX: 202-245-7592
Email: suzanne.mitchell@ed.gov

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

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