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 2018 Total Awarded FY 2017 Total Awarded FY 2016
Alabama UNIV OF ALABAMA ALABAMA - DISAB ADVOCACY PROGRAM H240A180001 $41,328 $221,214 $222,618
Alaska DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF ALASKA H240A180002 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H240A180003 $58,900 $310,861 $309,019
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H240A180004 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
California Disability Rights California H240A180005 $333,560 $1,782,144 $1,781,292
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H240A180006 $47,083 $248,421 $245,869
Connecticut Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy H240A170007 $4,532 $171,598
Connecticut Disability Rights Connecticut H240A180066 $32,211 $167,066
Delaware COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, H240A180008 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
District of Columbia DC-RSA / UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES H240A180059 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Florida Disability Rights Florida H240A180010 $175,164 $922,888 $913,233
Georgia Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. H240A180011 $87,617 $465,051 $463,534
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H240A180012 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H240A180013 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Illinois EQUIP FOR EQUALITY, INC. H240A180014 $108,787 $585,476 $591,303
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H240A180015 $56,368 $301,374 $302,839
Iowa IOWA P and A SERVICES, INC. H240A180016 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Kansas DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER OF KANSAS H240A180017 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Kentucky KENTUCKY OFFICE FOR PUBLIC ADVOCACY - P and A DIVISION H240A180018 $37,705 $201,461 $202,607
Louisiana Advocacy Center H240A180019 $39,785 $212,644 $213,451
Maine MAINE ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER H240A180020 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Maryland MARYLAND DISABILIITY LAW CENTER H240A180021 $51,128 $273,453 $274,356
Massachusetts DISABILITY LAW CENTER, INC. H240A180022 $57,886 $309,329 $309,659
Michigan MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180023 $84,371 $451,744 $454,929
Minnesota MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER H240A180024 $46,908 $249,924 $250,520
Mississippi MISSISSIPPI P and A SYSTEM, INC. H240A180025 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Missouri MISSOURI CLIENT ASSISTANCE H240A180026 $51,778 $276,971 $278,359
Montana Disability Rights Montana H240A180027 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Nebraska NEBRASKA ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. H240A180028 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H240A180058 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
New Hampshire DISABILITIES RIGHTS CENTER H240A180030 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H240A180031 $76,010 $407,831 $410,321
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H240A180032 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H240A180057 $13,816 $73,600 $73,600
New York Disability Rights New York H240A180064 $167,795 $901,241 $906,482
North Carolina Disability Rights North Carolina H240A180009 $86,227 $457,218 $456,493
North Dakota PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROJECT H240A180035 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H240A180063 $98,699 $528,723 $532,248
Oklahoma Oklahoma Disability Law Center H240A180037 $33,342 $178,071 $178,028
Oregon OREGON ADVOCACY CENTER H240A180038 $34,786 $183,427 $182,260
Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania H240A180039 $108,640 $582,858 $587,017
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H240A180040 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
South Carolina P and A FOR PEOPLE W/DISABILITIES H240A180041 $42,159 $222,906 $221,843
South Dakota SOUTH DAKOTA ADVOCACY SERVICES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180042 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H240A180043 $56,522 $300,491 $300,658
Texas ADVOCACY, INC. -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180044 $236,776 $1,250,584 $1,237,502
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H240A180045 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Vermont VERMONT PROTECTION and ADVOCACY, INC H240A180046 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H240A180065 $71,483 $381,652 $382,231
Washington Disability Rights Washington H240A180048 $61,933 $326,444 $324,171
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES, INC -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180049 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. H240A180050 $49,107 $262,751 $264,310
Wyoming WYOMING PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROG H240A180051 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180052 $16,106 $85,799 $85,799
Guam GUAM LEGAL SERVICES CORP., INC. -- PAIR H240A180061 $16,106 $85,799 $85,799
Northern Marianas NORTHERN MARIANA P and A SYSTEMS H240A180054 $16,106 $85,799 $85,799
Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO OMBUDSMAN FOR PERSONS W/ DISABLED -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H240A180055 $32,211 $171,598 $171,598
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY AGENCY H240A180056 $16,106 $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-2018 Current Awards FY-2018 Total Awarded FY-2017 Total Awarded FY-2016
84.240 Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) 57 $3,253,151 $17,332,300 $17,332,300

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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