ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
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Rehabilitation Training - Long-Term

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

CFDA Number: 84.129, 84.160, 84.246, 84.263, 84.264

Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants


Program Description


The purpose of the Rehabilitation Training Program is to ensure that skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities assisted through vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, and independent living programs. To that end, the program supports training and related activities designed to increase the number of qualified personnel trained in providing rehabilitation services.


Types of Projects


This program supports awards under the


Additional Information


Grants and contracts are awarded to states and to public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education, to pay part of the cost of conducting training programs. Awards can be made in any of thirty rehabilitation long-term training fields, in addition to awards made for innovative rehabilitation training, rehabilitation short-term training, and training of interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and individuals who are deaf-blind. These training programs vary in terms of content, methodology, and audience. Together, these grants support the public rehabilitation system through recruiting and training well-qualified staff and maintaining and upgrading their skills once they begin working within the system.

The Rehabilitation Training Program authority requires recipients of grants under the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program to build closer relationships between training institutions and VR state agencies, promote careers in the public vocational rehabilitation program, identify potential employers who would meet the student’s payback requirements, and assure that data on the employment of students are accurate. Training of statewide workforce systems personnel is authorized under the Training Program, and such training may be jointly funded by the Department of Labor. Statewide workforce systems personnel may be trained in evaluative skills to determine whether an individual with a disability may be served by the VR state grants program or another component of the statewide workforce system. Additional information about specific activities may be found on Programs & Projects in RSA: Rehabilitation Training Program.

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Eligibility



Who May Apply: (by category) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), Nonprofit Organizations, Other Organizations and/or Agencies

Who May Apply: (specifically) Applicants may include state and public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher education.

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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 for CFDA Number 84.129



Federal Register Notices for CFDA Number 84.160



Federal Register Notices for CFDA Number 84.246



Federal Register Notices for CFDA Number 84.263



Federal Register Notices for CFDA Number 84.264


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Performance



Annual Performance Report on the RSA Training Program


Department-wide annual plans and performance reports describe the goals and intended outcomes of U.S. Department of Education programs and initiatives. Annual strategies and targets are published in performance plans in advance of each fiscal year; results are reported in annual performance and accountability reports following the fiscal year end. Read the most recent performance report, which is from 2005, on the RSA Training Program.

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Resources



For the Long-Term Training program, grantees are required by federal regulation to report data to RSA annually (by November 30th or the nearest weekday after the 30th) on all RSA scholars who receive financial assistance on the RSA website (at https://rsa.ed.gov). Answers to frequently asked questions about the program and the system can be found in the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program: Scholarship Manual (PDF, 202KB).

Additionally, below are three common forms that grantees are required to complete when making a scholar request for deferral, waiver, or repayment. The forms are available for download here in MS Word and PDF format.

  • Scholarship Deferral Request Form
    MS Word (74KB)
    PDF (40KB)
  • Scholarship Exception/Waiver Request Form
    MS Word (42KB)
    PDF (24KB)
  • Repayment of Scholarship Information Form
    MS Word (48KB)
    PDF (29KB)

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Contacts



Tom Finch
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5059
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7343
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: thomas.finch@ed.gov

Mary Lovley
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5116
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7423
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: mary.lovley@ed.gov

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