ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
ED

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

CFDA Number: 84.161A
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: CAP


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


The purpose of this program is to advise and inform clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of all the available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and of the services and benefits available to them under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, grantees may assist and advocate for clients and client applicants in relation to projects, programs, and services provided under the Rehabilitation Act. In providing assistance and advocacy under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act, a CAP agency may provide assistance and advocacy with respect to services that are directly related to employment for the client or client applicant.


TYPES OF PROJECTS


Agencies designated by the governor to provide CAP services help clients or client applicants pursue concerns they have with programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act. The governor may designate a public or private entity to operate the CAP.

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Eligibility



Who May Apply: (specifically) States may apply

Type of Assistance: (by category) Formula Grants

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Applicant Information



Timeline


Applications must be sent to the person and address listed below.

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Current Application


New applicants must fill out and return an application letter.

  • Download the template letter:
    download files MS Word (29K) | PDF (10K)

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Other Required Forms


The Client Assistance Program (CAP) grantees must submit a signed "Certification Regarding Lobbying" each year (Form ED 80-013, revised March 8, 2004) to comply with the certification requirements under 34 CFR Part 82, "New Restrictions on Lobbying."

Please note that CAPs are no longer required to submit assurances on an annual basis. However, in the event the program is redesignated or the statutory requirements of the assurances change, the program must submit assurances on form 1820-0520 as part of the application package.

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
PDF
(10K)
MS Word
(29K)

(February 27, 2013)

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Application Contact


Material sent through regular mail can be addressed as follows:

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Attention: Jim Doyle
400 Maryland Ave., SW, PCP Room 5096
Washington, DC 20202-2800

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Doyle:

Phone: 202-245-6630
E-mail: jim.doyle@ed.gov.

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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 2016 Total Awarded FY 2015 Total Awarded FY 2014
Alabama ALABAMA DIVISION OF REHAB. SERVICES AND CHILDREN’S REHAB SERVS H161A160057 $165,898 $166,850 $155,711
Alaska DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF ALASKA H161A160061 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H161A160002 $230,285 $228,738 $211,616
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H161A160003 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
California Disability Rights California H161A160066 $1,327,440 $1,323,163 $1,228,422
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H161A160005 $183,225 $181,853 $167,516
Connecticut Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy H161A160006 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Delaware UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160007 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
District of Columbia UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. H161A160062 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Florida Disability Rights Florida H161A160009 $680,553 $674,926 $623,797
Georgia GEORGIA CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP) H161A160060 $345,432 $344,910 $320,332
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H161A160012 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H161A160059 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Illinois ILLINOIS DEPT OF REHAB SERVS -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160014 $440,647 $444,666 $415,764
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H161A160015 $225,680 $226,814 $211,102
Iowa IOWA DEPT OF HUMAN RIGHTS - Office with Person with Disabilities H161A160016 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Kansas DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER OF KANSAS H161A160013 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Kentucky KENTUCKY CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160018 $150,985 $151,717 $141,451
Louisiana Advocacy Center H161A160019 $159,066 $159,662 $148,603
Maine C.A.R.E.S., Inc. H161A160020 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Maryland MARYLAND DIVISION OF REHAB SERVICES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160021 $204,454 $204,651 $190,023
Massachusetts MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF DISABILITIES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160022 $230,762 $231,023 $214,615
Michigan MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160010 $339,019 $341,577 $319,151
Minnesota MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER H161A160024 $186,691 $187,101 $173,702
Mississippi MISSISSIPPI SOCIETY FOR DISABILITIES - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160025 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Missouri MISSOURI CLIENT ASSISTANCE H161A160026 $207,437 $208,633 $194,460
Montana Disability Rights Montana H161A160027 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Nebraska NEBRASKA DEPT OF EDUCATION - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM/DVR H161A160028 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H161A160064 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
New Hampshire NH Governor’s Commission on Disability H161A160030 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H161A160031 $305,777 $307,187 $286,253
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H161A160032 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H161A160068 $59,477 $59,477
New York Disability Rights New York H161A160065 $675,522 $678,318 $631,957
North Carolina NC Department of Health and Human Services Director – Client Assistance Program H161A160034 $340,185 $339,935 $314,911
North Dakota North Dakota Department of Human Services H161A160035 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H161A160063 $396,639 $399,401 $372,783
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns H161A160037 $132,669 $132,914 $123,187
Oregon OREGON ADVOCACY CENTER H161A160038 $135,823 $135,658 $125,917
Pennsylvania Center for Disability Law and Policy H161A160039 $437,453 $440,926 $412,156
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H161A160040 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
South Carolina SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - DIV OF OMBUDSMAN H161A140041 $98,058
South Carolina The South Carolina Department of Administration H161A160070 $165,320 $164,818 $54,479
South Dakota SOUTH DAKOTA ADVOCACY SERVICES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160042 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H161A160043 $224,055 $224,228 $208,483
Texas ADVOCACY, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160044 $922,203 $912,939 $841,496
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H161A160045 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Vermont VERMONT DISABILITY LAW PROJECT H161A160046 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H161A160067 $284,844 $285,133 $264,336
Washington CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160058 $241,576 $240,639 $222,716
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES, INC -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160049 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Wisconsin WISCONSIN STATE DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE and CONSUMER PROTECTION H161A160054 $196,967 $198,227 $184,915
Wyoming WYOMING PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROG H161A160051 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160052 $59,477 $59,477 $54,902
Guam CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM -- PARENTS AGENCY NETWORK H161A160011 $59,477 $59,477 $54,902
Northern Marianas Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H161A160053 $59,477 $59,477 $54,902
Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO OMBUDSMAN FOR PERSONS W/ DISABLED -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H161A160055 $131,917 $131,917 $121,770
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY AGENCY H161A160056 $59,477 $59,477 $54,902

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-2016 Current Awards FY-2016 Total Awarded FY-2015 Total Awarded FY-2014
84.161A Client Assistance Program (CAP) 57 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $12,000,000

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance



Legislation


The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title I, Part B, Sec. 112; 29 U.S.C. 732.



Regulations


34 CFR 370



Guidance



Policy Directives


PD-14-05
Sep 30, 2014
"Revision of the Annual Client Assistance Program Report (RSA-227)" PDF (114KB)

PD-13-03
April 30, 2013
"OMB Approval for Application for Client Assistance Program, OMB 1820-0520" MS Word (46KB) | PDF (116KB)

PD-12-05
February 8, 2012
"Approved the use of the Case Service Report (RSA-911) through November 30, 2014"
 MS Word (575KB) | PDF (1.7MB)

PD-12-02
November 7, 2011
"Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report, OMB 1820-0528"
 MS Word (210KB) | PDF (897KB)

PD-11-03
October 26, 2010
"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for other formula grant award programs"
 MS Word (128KB) | PDF (1.9MB)



Technical Assistance Circulars


TAC-12-04
June 11, 2012
"Provision of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to an Individual by More Than One Agency"
 MS Word (44KB) | PDF (214KB)



Other Communication


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

Accessing and Initiating Changes to Formula Grant Award Notifications
March 3, 2014
This document describes the process to be used to request changes to the GAN (Grant Award Notification) such as address; however this process may be used only when the rights and obligations of the grantee are not affected.
 MS Word (48KB) | PDF (232KB)

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Contacts



Jim Doyle
Jim.Doyle@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5096, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-6630
Fax: 202-245-7590

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