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Disability Innovation Fund - Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations

Purpose



Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration
CFDA Number: 84.421B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

The purpose of the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program, as provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), is to support innovative activities aimed at improving the outcomes of "individuals with disabilities," as defined in section 7(20)(A) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Consistent with this purpose, the Department published a Notice of Final Priorities and a Notice Inviting Applications in the Federal Register on August 1, 2016, soliciting applications for transition work-based learning model demonstrations.

The Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations will identify and demonstrate practices, which are supported by evidence, in providing work-based learning experiences in integrated settings under the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, in collaboration with State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and other key partners within the local community, to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Eligibility



Who May Apply: State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.

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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
California California Department of Rehabilitation H421B160004 $8,526,988
Maine Maine Department of Labor H421B160005 $9,000,000
Maryland Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services H421B160006 $7,519,895
Massachusetts Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission H421B160001 $5,000,000
Vermont Vermont Agency of Human Services H421B160002 $8,998,338

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
84.421B Disability Innovation Fund - Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations 0 $39,045,221

Contacts



Cassandra Shoffler
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5071
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-7827
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: cassandra.shoffler@ed.gov

Diandrea Bailey
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
PCP, Room 5040
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 202-245-6244
FAX: 202-245-7590
Email: diandrea.bailey@ed.gov

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