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Rehabilitation Training_Continuing Education

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education

Objectives:

To support training centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a broad integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-State geographical area.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $8,300,000; FY 10 est $8,224,550; FY 11 est $8,224,550

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Training grants are limited to support of continuing education programs for personnel such as rehabilitation counselors, administrators, independent living specialists, audiologists, rehabilitation teachers for individuals who are blind, rehabilitation technology specialists who provide vocational, independent living, and client assistance services to individuals with disabilities.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Projects may be supported for a maximum of 5 years, 12-month budget periods. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Applicant Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education, State vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories), and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Individuals employed in positions related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.

Award Procedure:

New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of staff in various offices within the Department.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: tom.finch@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7343.

Website Address:

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA.

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