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 2019 Total Awarded FY 2018 Total Awarded FY 2017
Alabama Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A180001 H187B180001 $352,330 $483,729
Alaska Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehab H187A180002 H187B180002 $300,000 $8,193
Arizona Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration H187A180003 H187B180003 $181,254 $483,322
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind H187A180005 H187B180005 $36,000 $61,000
Arkansas Arkansas Rehabilitation Services H187A180004 H187B180004 $264,000 $264,000
California California Department of Rehabilitation H187A180006 H187B180006 $2,475,174 $2,970,852
Colorado Colorado Department of Labor and Employment H187A180091 H187B180091 $300,000 $386,241
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A180008 H187B180008 $255,000 $255,000
Connecticut Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation Program H187A170009 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired - DHHS Campus H187A180011 H187B180011 $52,246 $42,000
Delaware Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180010 H187B180010 $258,000 $258,000
District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration, DC Dept. on Disability Services H187A180012 H187B180012 $300,000 $300,000
Florida Florida Division of Blind Services H187A170087 $243,932
Florida Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180086 H187B180086 $1,078,064 $1,190,962
Georgia Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency H187A180089 H187B180089 $650,191 $723,055
Hawaii Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180016 H187B180016 $300,000 $300,000
Idaho Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A170018 $3,000
Idaho Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180017 H187B180017 $300,000 $297,000
Illinois Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A180019 H187B180019 $669,541 $910,290
Indiana Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A180020 H187B180020 $346,919 $468,571
Iowa Iowa Department for the Blind H187A180022 H187B180022 $57,000 $57,000
Iowa Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A180021 H187B180021 $243,000 $243,000
Kansas Kansas Department for Children and Families H187A180023 H187B180023 $300,000 $300,000
Kentucky Kentucky Office for the Blind H187A170025 $40,720
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180024 H187B180024 $300,000 $272,508
Louisiana Louisiana Rehabilitation Services H187A180026 H187B180026 $300,000 $330,615
Maine Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A180084 H187B180084 $48,000 $48,000
Maine Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180027 H187B180027 $252,000 $252,000
Maryland Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A180028 H187B180028 $314,670 $425,161
Massachusetts Massachusetts Commission for the Blind H187A180030 H187B180030 $53,440 $72,141
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission H187A180029 H187B180029 $362,827 $408,799
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons H187A180032 H187B180032 $62,312 $21,084
Michigan Michigan Rehabilitation Services H187A170090 $618,082
Minnesota Minnesota State Services for the Blind H187A180034 H187B180034 $54,000 $69,944
Minnesota Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A180033 H187B180033 $246,000 $318,635
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A180035 H187B180035 $300,000 $300,000
Missouri Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind H187A180038 H187B180038 $41,428 $55,982
Missouri Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180037 H187B180037 $277,246 $374,648
Montana Montana Disability Employment and Transitions Division H187A180039 H187B180039 $300,000 $300,000
Nebraska Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A180041 H187B180041 $30,000 $30,000
Nebraska Nebraska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180040 H187B180040 $270,000 $270,000
Nevada Nevada Rehabilitation Division H187A180042 H187B180042 $300,000 $215,372
New Hampshire New Hampshire Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning H187A180043 H187B180043 $300,000 $300,000
New Jersey New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A180045 H187B180045 $93,562 $126,818
New Jersey New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A180044 H187B180044 $374,248 $507,271
New Mexico New Mexico Commission for the Blind H187A180047 H187B180047 $55,500 $55,500
New Mexico New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180046 H187B180046 $244,500 $244,500
New York New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped H187A170049 $224,198
New York New York Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services H187A180048 H187B180048 $1,032,710 $1,177,039
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind H187A180051 H187B180051 $90,218 $120,849
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A180050 H187B180050 $440,475 $590,027
North Dakota North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180052 H187B180052 $300,000 $300,000
Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities H187A180053 H187B180053 $607,450 $822,052
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A180054 H187B180054 $300,000 $300,000
Oregon Oregon Commission for the Blind H187A180056 H187B180056 $46,800 $37,500
Oregon Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A180055 H187B180055 $253,200 $262,500
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180057 H187B180057 $806,198 $1,000,000
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services H187A180059 H187B180059 $311,368 $300,000
South Carolina South Carolina Commission for the Blind H187A180062 H187B180062 $39,000 $45,054
South Carolina South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department H187A180061 H187B180061 $261,000 $301,518
South Dakota South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A180063 H187B180063 $300,000 $300,000
Tennessee Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A180064 H187B180064 $347,868 $467,200
Texas Texas Division for Blind Services H187A170093 $388,878
Texas Texas Division of Rehabilitative Services H187A170092 $1,555,512
Texas Texas Workforce Commission H187A180092 H187B180092 $1,457,258
Utah Utah State Office of Rehabilitation H187A180094 H187B180094 $300,000 $300,000
Vermont Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A180069 H187B180069 $6,000 $6,000
Vermont Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Division H187A180068 H187B180068 $294,000 $294,000
Virginia Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services H187A180070 H187B180070 $382,757 $516,247
Virginia Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired H187A180071 H187B180071 $57,194 $77,140
Washington Washington Department of Services for the Blind H187A180073 H187B180073 $45,740 $60,906
Washington Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180072 H187B180072 $413,856 $652,928
West Virginia West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A180095 H187B180095 $300,000 $300,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180075 H187B180075 $302,236 $408,522
Wyoming Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180076 H187B180076 $100,000 $92,000
American Samoa American Samoa Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180077 H187B180077 $28,185 $34,435
Guam Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180078 H187B180078 $28,185 $34,435
Northern Marianas Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A180079 H187B180079 $28,185 $17,218
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration H187A180081 H187B180081 $300,000 $300,000
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Division for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services H187A180082 H187B180082 $28,185 $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-2019 Current Awards FY-2019 Total Awarded FY-2018 Total Awarded FY-2017
84.187 Supported Employment (SE) Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities 0 $22,506,520 $27,272,520

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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