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GAN Attachments


The following documents are standard attachments to a Grant Award Notification (GAN).



Other Resources


Here are other resources for this program.

  • Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary and Employment website
    This website brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP). These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to postsecondary education and employment opportunities for youth and students with disabilities.
  • A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities
    Blueprint for Governors. A 2013 report by the National Governors Association (NGA).
  • Federal Employment Resources
    As the Nation's largest employer, the Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities into a variety of exciting jobs with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. The resources provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance related to the employment of individuals with disabilities within the Federal Government.
  • Fiscal Resources
    Resources providing guidance on fiscal matters related to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.
  • Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors
    The Orientation Guide is provided to support new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors in the important work of administering federal programs within your state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the Supported Employment Program, the State Independent Living Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Needs Assessment Guide
    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Needs Assessment Guide and its Appendices provide state VR agencies and State Rehabilitation Councils (SRC) with fundamental tools necessary to meet the requirements of a fully developed comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA).

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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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Information related to Fiscal matters, particularly on the Basic VR program. Includes information about Policy Directives and other documents, SMPID Formula Grant Programs – Minimum Award Calculations, VR FY 2011 MOE Penalties, and FY 2011 National Financial Management Conference.

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by New Editions. NCRTM serves the profession of Vocational Rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.

The Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors is provided to support new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors in the important work of administering federal programs within your state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the Supported Employment Program, the State Independent Living Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.

This page shows a number of useful links for SRC members.

The Guide and its Appendices provide state VR agencies and State Rehabilitation Councils (SRC) with fundamental tools necessary to meet the requirements of a fully developed comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA).

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials hosts archived copies of training webinars conducted by RSA.

Additional Resources



The Internet has many resources related to rehabilitation issues and the employment of individuals with disabilities. While it's difficult to keep track of them all, RSA is committed to providing links to federally-owned servers and sites run by organizations funded by the federal government, as well as other valuable rehabilitation-related locations. Provided here are disability-related and employment-related resources and links that we hope you will find useful.

Additionally, the Technical Assistance unit of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID) of RSA has developed or enhanced the following resources



Federal Government Employment Resources


Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by the federal government are listed below.

  • Disability.gov
    Disability.gov is an award-winning federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. With just a few clicks, visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
  • USA.gov
    USA.gov is the first-ever government Web site to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. federal government resources.
  • ETA – disAbility Online
    DOL/ETA (Employment & Training Administration) Disability Online — a guide to state-by-state resources.
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy
    Congress approved a new Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) n the Department of Labor. This office replaces the former President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. The mission of ODEP is to bring a heightened and permanent long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities. This will be achieved through policy analysis, technical assistance and development of best practices, as well as outreach, education, constituent services and promoting ODEP's mission among employers.
  • Job Accommodation Network
    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Keep Up To Date On WIA Related Operating Systems
    Information on Workforce Investment Act (WIA)-Related Operating Systems.
  • Ticket to Work
    Ticket to Work is a voluntary program that offers SSA disability beneficiaries greater choice in obtaining the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability or blindness and would like to work or increase your current earnings, this program can help you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other ongoing support and services to do so.
  • USA Jobs Online
    Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Site for current federal job openings.
  • People With Disabilities in the Federal Government
    The People with Disabilities web page at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Provides assistance for finding a federal career. OPM built this site to educate and inform human resources professionals, employees, managers and individuals with disabilities.

State and Local Government Employment Resources


Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by state and local governments are listed below.


Other Resources


Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by private groups or organizations are listed below.

  • "A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities"
    Blueprint for Governors. A 2013 report by the National Governors Association (NGA).
  • Assistivetech.net
    Assistivetech.net is an online information resource providing up-to-date, thorough information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources.
  • Careers & Technology Information Bank (CTIB)
    The American Foundation for the Blind's CTIB is a database of information based on interviews with 2,000 blind or visually impaired people about their jobs and the technology they use.
  • Guide to Substance Abuse & Disability Resources
    An online resource of information on research and training materials relating to substance abuse and disability.
  • Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI)
    The primary purpose of IRI is to develop publications for use in training and technical assistance for vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors, consumers, administrators, and other partners in the VR process. IRI publications provide a unique perspective on emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation as both the topics and the content are developed by practitioners.
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
    RESNA provides information and technical assistance to the 56 Assistive Technology Act state grantees. These grantees work to reduce barriers to the availability, acquisition, and use of assistive technology devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities.


 


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