ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
ED

Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration
CFDA Number: 84.160C (Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center), 84.160D (Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas)
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Under CFDA 84.160C a national consortium will develop an experiential learning program that could be implemented through baccalaureate degree American Sign Language (ASL)-English programs or through partner organizations, pilot the experiential learning program in three baccalaureate degree ASL-English programs and evaluate the results, and disseminate practices that are promising or supported by evidence, examples, and lessons learned. The goals of this project are to: 1) increase the number of certified interpreters, 2) reduce the average length of time it takes for novice interpreters to become nationally certified after graduating from baccalaureate degree ASL-English interpretation programs and 3) increase the average number of hours that novice interpreters, through the experiential learning program, interact with and learn from the local deaf community.

Under CFDA 84.160D, projects will provide specialty training to working interpreters across the country who possess a baccalaureate degree in ASL-English and who have a minimum of three years of relevant experience as an interpreter (or equivalence, such as relevant professional experience and years of education (credit hours) not totaling a formal degree). The goals for these projects are to 1) increase in the number of interpreters who are trained to work with deaf consumers who require specialized interpreting and 2) increase the number of interpreters trained in specialty areas that obtain or advance in employment in the areas for which they were prepared.

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Eligibility



CFDA 84.160C – Experiential Learning Model Demonstration Center


Who May Apply: Baccalaureate degree American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpretation programs that are recognized and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) are eligible to apply as lead applicants in the consortium. States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education, such as baccalaureate degree ASL-English interpretation programs that are not CCIE accredited, are not eligible to be lead applicants but are eligible to be members of the consortium.


CFDA 84.160D – Interpreter Training in Specialty Areas


Who May Apply: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including American Indian tribes and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).

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Applicant Information



Grant Competitions


None currently, and none expected in Fiscal Year 2017.


Prior Grant Competitions – For Historic Purposes Only


Federal Register Notices

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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
Colorado University of Northern Colorado H160D160001 $400,000
Massachusetts Northeastern University H160D160002 $399,999
Minnesota St. Catherine University H160C160001 $800,000
Minnesota St. Catherine University H160D160003 $399,965
Oregon Western Oregon University (Davis) H160D160005 $400,000

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
84.160C Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind 0 $2,399,964

Contacts



Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5062
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6103
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: kristen.rhinehart@ed.gov

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