ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
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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 2017 Total Awarded FY 2016 Total Awarded FY 2015
Alabama UNIV OF ALABAMA ALABAMA - DISAB ADVOCACY PROGRAM H240A170001 $42,213 $222,618 $223,897
Alaska DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF ALASKA H240A170002 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H240A170003 $59,320 $309,019 $306,944
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H240A170004 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
California Disability Rights California H240A170005 $340,080 $1,781,292 $1,775,554
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H240A170006 $47,405 $245,869 $244,030
Connecticut Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy H240A170007 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Delaware COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, H240A170008 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
District of Columbia DC-RSA / UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES H240A170059 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Florida Disability Rights Florida H240A170010 $176,110 $913,233 $905,684
Georgia Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. H240A170011 $88,743 $463,534 $462,835
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H240A170012 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H240A170013 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Illinois EQUIP FOR EQUALITY, INC. H240A170014 $111,724 $591,303 $596,698
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H240A170015 $57,510 $302,839 $304,363
Iowa IOWA P and A SERVICES, INC. H240A170016 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Kansas DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER OF KANSAS H240A170017 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Kentucky KENTUCKY OFFICE FOR PUBLIC ADVOCACY - P and A DIVISION H240A170018 $38,444 $202,607 $203,589
Louisiana Advocacy Center H240A170019 $40,578 $213,451 $214,251
Maine MAINE ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER H240A170020 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Maryland MARYLAND DISABILIITY LAW CENTER H240A170021 $52,182 $274,356 $274,621
Massachusetts DISABILITY LAW CENTER, INC. H240A170022 $59,028 $309,659 $310,010
Michigan MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170023 $86,204 $454,929 $458,363
Minnesota MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER H240A170024 $47,692 $250,520 $251,071
Mississippi MISSISSIPPI P and A SYSTEM, INC. H240A170025 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Missouri MISSOURI CLIENT ASSISTANCE H240A170026 $52,853 $278,359 $279,965
Montana Disability Rights Montana H240A170027 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Nebraska NEBRASKA ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. H240A170028 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H240A170058 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
New Hampshire DISABILITIES RIGHTS CENTER H240A170030 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H240A170031 $77,824 $410,321 $412,216
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H240A170032 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H240A170057 $14,046 $73,600 $73,559
New York Disability Rights New York H240A170064 $171,979 $906,482 $910,236
North Carolina Disability Rights North Carolina H240A170009 $87,249 $456,493 $456,160
North Dakota PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROJECT H240A170035 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H240A170063 $100,894 $532,248 $535,957
Oklahoma Oklahoma Disability Law Center H240A170037 $33,980 $178,028 $178,357
Oregon OREGON ADVOCACY CENTER H240A170038 $35,003 $182,260 $182,040
Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania H240A170039 $111,224 $587,017 $591,680
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H240A170040 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
South Carolina P and A FOR PEOPLE W/DISABILITIES H240A170041 $42,536 $221,843 $221,170
South Dakota SOUTH DAKOTA ADVOCACY SERVICES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170042 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H240A170043 $57,341 $300,658 $300,892
Texas ADVOCACY, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170044 $238,643 $1,237,502 $1,225,075
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H240A170045 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Vermont VERMONT PROTECTION and ADVOCACY, INC H240A170046 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H240A170065 $72,829 $382,231 $382,620
Washington Disability Rights Washington H240A170048 $62,294 $324,171 $322,914
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES, INC -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170049 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. H240A170050 $50,140 $264,310 $266,001
Wyoming WYOMING PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROG H240A170051 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170052 $16,375 $85,799 $85,799
Guam GUAM LEGAL SERVICES CORP., INC. -- PAIR H240A170061 $16,375 $85,799 $85,799
Northern Marianas NORTHERN MARIANA P and A SYSTEMS H240A170054 $16,375 $85,799 $85,799
Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO OMBUDSMAN FOR PERSONS W/ DISABLED -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A170055 $32,749 $171,598 $171,598
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY AGENCY H240A170056 $16,375 $85,799 $85,799

Performance



FY 2005 Annual Program Performance Report

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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-2017 Current Awards FY-2017 Total Awarded FY-2016 Total Awarded FY-2015
84.240 Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) 57 $3,307,544 $17,332,300 $17,332,300

Laws, Regulations and Guidance



Legislation




Regulations


34 CFR 381



Guidance



Policy Directives




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



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

Phone: 202-245-6488
Fax: 202-245-7589

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