On March 25, 2021, RSA announced its approach to Open Data in support of The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act), which requires changes to how Federal agencies manage and use the information they collect, emphasizing the strategic use of data. As required by the Evidence Act's Open Data Plan, RSA is committed to making the data it collects from grantees "open by default" and available to the public to use for a variety of purposes. RSA acknowledges that Open Data supports the performance and fiscal accountability of the programs it administers. RSA also acknowledges that data-driven decisions lead to better outcomes for individuals with disabilities who are served by these programs.
Throughout Spring 2021, RSA will begin to publish reports submitted by grantees across Federal Fiscal Years 2016 through 2020 under View Data. These reports will be available to grantees with RSAMIS accounts as well as the public. The publishing process will be incremental and not all reports will be available at once. As of March 2021, RSA has published all of the Resolution of Applicant/Client Appeals (RSA-722) reports. For RSA's formula awards, the Fiscal Unit will be publishing certain reports (e.g., RSA-2, RSA-17, RSA-692, and SF-425) while Project Officers will do the same for other programs’ reports (e.g., RSA-7-OB, RSA-15, RSA-227, RSA-509, and RSA-AIVRS). Points of contact for each information collection are listed in the table at View Data.
Please note that RSA publishes some reports in different formats outside of View Data, including: WIOA Annual Reports; WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans; VR Program Monitoring Reports; Randolph-Sheppard Arbitration Panel Decisions; and Annual Reports to Congress.
RSA appreciates your patience as we publish reports and thanks its grantees, in advance, as they make updates. As always, RSA welcomes feedback related to its website and the RSAMIS. Please email your suggestions to your RSA State Liaison or RSAData@ed.gov.