ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
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Supported Employment Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities (SE)

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration

CFDA Number: 84.187
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: Supported Employment for Individuals With the Most Significant Disabilities, Title VI-B State Grants


Program Description


This program provides grants to assist states in developing and implementing collaborative programs with appropriate entities to provide programs of supported employment services for individuals with the most significant disabilities who require supported employment services to achieve employment outcomes. Grant funds are administered under a state plan supplement to the Title I state plan for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services designated by each state.


Types of Projects


Supported employment grant funds are used to supplement funds provided under the state VR grants program for the costs of providing supported employment services. Program funds may be used to supplement assessments under the Title I program 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, which usually do not exceed 18 months.


Additional Information


To be eligible for this current-funded formula grant program, states must submit a supplement to their Title I Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program plan. States may carry over unobligated funds to the next fiscal year. Funds are distributed on the basis of population, except that no state receives less than $300,000, or one-third of 1 percent of the sums appropriated, whichever is greater. The minimum allotment for territories is one-eighth of 1 percent of the sums appropriated.

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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 2016 Total Awarded FY 2015 Total Awarded FY 2014
Alabama Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A160001 $346,090 $353,080 $349,717
Alaska Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehab H187A160002 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Arizona Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration H187A160003 $480,412 $477,188 $475,274
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind H187A160005 $36,000 $41,000 $36,000
Arkansas Arkansas Rehabilitation Services H187A160004 $264,000 $264,000 $264,000
California California Department of Rehabilitation H187A160006 $2,769,257 $2,785,054 $2,758,952
Colorado Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160007 $382,237 $379,379 $376,229
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A160008 $255,000 $255,000 $255,000
Connecticut Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation Program H187A160009 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired - DHHS Campus H187A160011 $42,000 $45,000
Delaware Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160010 $258,000 $255,000 $300,000
District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration, DC Dept. on Disability Services H187A160012 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Florida Florida Division of Blind Services H187A160087 $241,356 $239,363 $238,171
Florida Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160086 $1,178,388 $1,168,653 $1,162,834
Georgia Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency H187A160089 $720,627 $719,543 $719,443
Hawaii Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160016 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Idaho Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A160018 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Idaho Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160017 $297,000 $297,000 $297,000
Illinois Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A160019 $919,261 $927,652 $933,777
Indiana Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services H187A160020 $470,804 $473,176 $474,120
Iowa Iowa Department for the Blind H187A160022 $57,000 $57,000 $57,000
Iowa Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A160021 $243,000 $243,000 $243,000
Kansas Kansas Department for Children and Families H187A160023 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Kentucky Kentucky Office for the Blind H187A160025 $40,947 $41,146 $41,300
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160024 $274,032 $280,362 $276,389
Louisiana Louisiana Rehabilitation Services H187A160026 $331,838 $333,084 $333,752
Maine Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A160084 $48,000 $48,000 $48,000
Maine Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160027 $252,000 $252,000 $252,000
Maryland Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A160028 $426,524 $426,938 $426,777
Massachusetts Massachusetts Commission for the Blind H187A160030 $72,211 $72,293 $72,302
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission H187A160029 $409,195 $409,662 $409,709
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons H187A160032 $84,870 $85,511 $86,015
Michigan Michigan Rehabilitation Services H187A160090 $622,378 $627,080 $630,775
Minnesota Minnesota State Services for the Blind H187A160034 $70,104 $75,259 $70,222
Minnesota Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A160033 $319,363 $320,067 $319,900
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A160035 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Missouri Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind H187A160038 $56,257 $56,582 $56,777
Missouri Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160037 $376,489 $378,663 $379,967
Montana Montana Disability Employment and Transitions Division H187A160039 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Nebraska Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A160041 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Nebraska Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160040 $270,000 $270,000 $270,000
Nevada Nevada Rehabilitation Division H187A160042 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
New Hampshire New Hampshire Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning H187A160043 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
New Jersey New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A160045 $127,580 $128,170 $128,581
New Jersey New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A160044 $510,319 $512,678 $514,323
New Mexico New Mexico Commission for the Blind H187A160047 $55,500 $55,500 $55,500
New Mexico New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160046 $244,500 $244,500 $244,500
New York New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped H187A160049 $225,480 $226,415 $227,093
New York New York Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services H187A160048 $1,183,768 $1,188,677 $1,192,238
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind H187A160051 $120,646 $120,558
North Carolina North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A160050 $589,034 $588,608 $707,268
North Dakota North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160052 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Ohio Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities H187A160053 $827,452 $833,222 $837,244
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services H187A160054 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Oregon Oregon Commission for the Blind H187A160056 $37,500 $37,500 $37,500
Oregon Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services H187A160055 $262,500 $262,500 $262,500
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160057 $912,597 $919,851 $925,674
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services H187A160059 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
South Carolina South Carolina Commission for the Blind H187A160062 $44,835 $44,536
South Carolina South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department H187A160061 $300,049 $299,141 $298,052
South Dakota South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A160063 $300,000 $300,000 $294,000
South Dakota South Dakota Division of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A140083 $6,000
Tennessee Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A160064 $467,414 $467,780 $468,238
Texas Texas Division for Blind Services H187A160066 $384,773 $180,911 $170,066
Texas Texas Division of Rehabilitative Services H187A160065 $1,539,090 $1,723,643 $1,719,875
Utah Utah State Office of Rehabilitation H187A160067 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Vermont Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired H187A160069 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Vermont Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Division H187A160068 $294,000 $294,000 $294,000
Virginia Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired H187A160071 $77,250 $77,329 $77,178
Virginia Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services H187A160070 $516,980 $517,509 $516,501
Washington Washington Department of Services for the Blind H187A160073 $60,476 $60,242 $60,025
Washington Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160072 $443,491 $441,774 $440,180
West Virginia West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services H187A160074 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160075 $410,906 $413,537 $415,306
Wyoming Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160076 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
American Samoa American Samoa Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160077 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Guam Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160078 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Northern Marianas Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation H187A160079 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration H187A160081 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Division for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services H187A160082 $34,435 $34,435 $34,435

Performance



FY 2003 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-2016 Current Awards FY-2016 Total Awarded FY-2015 Total Awarded FY-2014
84.187 Supported Employment Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities (SE) 79 $27,272,520 $27,272,520 $27,272,520

Laws, Regulations and Guidance



Legislation


Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VI, Part B; 29 U.S.C. 795g et seq.



Regulations


34 CFR 363  
PDF (199KB)



Guidance



Technical Assistance Circulars


TAC-14-02—"Submission of the FY 2015 State Plan for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and Supplement for the Supported Employment Services Program"
Mar. 28, 2014 — PDF (327KB)



Policy Directives


PD-15-06—"Instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the State Supported Employment Services program"
Mar. 12, 2015 — PDF (129KB)



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
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.
Mar. 3, 2014 — MS Word (48KB) | PDF (232KB)

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Contacts



Carol Dobak
Carol.Dobak@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OSERS
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 5014, PCP
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: 202-245-7325
Fax: 202-245-7590

For this program, RSA has designated State Liaisons for each state and territory.

Additionally, RSA has designated State Liaisons for each state and territory. See https://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm for a list of the current liaisons.

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