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 2017 Total Awarded FY 2016 Total Awarded FY 2015
Alabama Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A170001 $343,941 $370,088 $353,080
Alaska Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehab H187A170002 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Arizona Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration H187A170003 $483,322 $480,412 $477,188
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind H187A170005 $36,000 $50,679 $41,000
Arkansas Arkansas Rehabilitation Services H187A170004 $264,000 $264,000 $264,000
California California Department of Rehabilitation H187A170006 $2,770,852 $2,769,257 $2,785,054
Colorado Colorado Department of Labor and Employment H187A170091 $386,241 $275,000
Colorado Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160007 $107,237 $379,379
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A170008 $255,000 $255,000 $255,000
Connecticut Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation Program H187A170009 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired - DHHS Campus H187A170011 $42,000 $42,000 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170010 $258,000 $258,000 $255,000
District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration, DC Dept. on Disability Services H187A170012 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Florida Florida Division of Blind Services H187A170087 $243,932 $241,356 $239,363
Florida Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170086 $1,190,962 $1,178,388 $1,168,653
Georgia Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency H187A170089 $723,055 $720,627 $719,543
Hawaii Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170016 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Idaho Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170018 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Idaho Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170017 $297,000 $297,000 $297,000
Illinois Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A170019 $910,290 $919,261 $927,652
Indiana Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A170020 $468,571 $470,804 $473,176
Iowa Iowa Department for the Blind H187A170022 $57,000 $57,000 $57,000
Iowa Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A170021 $243,000 $243,000 $243,000
Kansas Kansas Department for Children and Families H187A170023 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Kentucky Kentucky Office for the Blind H187A170025 $40,720 $40,947 $41,146
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170024 $272,508 $295,872 $280,362
Louisiana Louisiana Rehabilitation Services H187A170026 $330,615 $331,838 $333,084
Maine Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170084 $48,000 $48,000 $48,000
Maine Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170027 $252,000 $252,000 $252,000
Maryland Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A170028 $425,161 $426,524 $426,938
Massachusetts Massachusetts Commission for the Blind H187A170030 $72,141 $72,211 $72,293
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission H187A170029 $408,799 $409,195 $409,662
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons H187A170032 $84,284 $84,870 $85,511
Michigan Michigan Rehabilitation Services H187A170090 $618,082 $622,378 $627,080
Minnesota Minnesota State Services for the Blind H187A170034 $69,944 $70,104 $75,259
Minnesota Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A170033 $318,635 $319,363 $320,067
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A170035 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Missouri Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind H187A170038 $55,982 $56,257 $56,582
Missouri Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170037 $374,648 $376,489 $378,663
Montana Montana Disability Employment and Transitions Division H187A170039 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Nebraska Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170041 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Nebraska Nebraska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170040 $270,000 $270,000 $270,000
Nevada Nevada Rehabilitation Division H187A170042 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning H187A170043 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
New Jersey New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170045 $126,818 $127,580 $128,170
New Jersey New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A170044 $507,271 $510,319 $512,678
New Mexico New Mexico Commission for the Blind H187A170047 $55,500 $55,500 $55,500
New Mexico New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170046 $244,500 $244,500 $244,500
New York New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped H187A170049 $224,198 $225,480 $226,415
New York New York Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services H187A170048 $1,177,039 $1,183,768 $1,188,677
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind H187A170051 $120,849 $120,646 $18,630
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A170050 $590,027 $589,034 $690,536
North Dakota North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170052 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities H187A170053 $822,052 $827,452 $833,222
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A170054 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Oregon Oregon Commission for the Blind H187A170056 $37,500 $37,500 $37,500
Oregon Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A170055 $262,500 $262,500 $262,500
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170057 $906,220 $975,876 $919,851
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services H187A170059 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
South Carolina South Carolina Commission for the Blind H187A170062 $45,054 $44,835
South Carolina South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department H187A170061 $301,518 $300,049 $299,141
South Dakota South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A170063 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Tennessee Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A170064 $467,200 $467,414 $467,780
Texas Texas Division for Blind Services H187A170093 $388,878 $384,773 $180,911
Texas Texas Division of Rehabilitative Services H187A170092 $1,555,512 $1,539,090 $1,723,643
Utah Utah State Office of Rehabilitation H187A170094 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Vermont Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170069 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Vermont Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Division H187A170068 $294,000 $294,000 $294,000
Virginia Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired H187A170071 $77,140 $77,250 $77,329
Virginia Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services H187A170070 $516,247 $558,184 $517,509
Washington Washington Department of Services for the Blind H187A170073 $60,906 $60,476 $60,242
Washington Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170072 $446,644 $443,491 $441,774
West Virginia West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A170074 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170075 $408,522 $410,906 $413,537
Wyoming Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170076 $300,000 $135,000 $300,000
American Samoa American Samoa Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170077 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Guam Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170078 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Northern Marianas Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A170079 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration H187A170081 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Division for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services H187A170082 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435

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-2017 Current Awards FY-2017 Total Awarded FY-2016 Total Awarded FY-2015
84.187 Supported Employment (SE) Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities 79 $27,272,520 $27,272,520 $27,272,520

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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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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