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What's New in RSA


New Vision for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as a Partner in the Workforce Development System under WIOA

New Notices published in the Federal Register

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Targeted Communities (CFDA Number 84.264F)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2015 inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Targeted Communities program (CFDA Number 84.264F).

(August 14, 2015)

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New New TAC: Vision for the One-Stop Delivery System under WIOA

New Notices published in the Federal Register

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (CFDA Number 84.264G)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2015 inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center program (CFDA Number 84.264G).

Final Priority; Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (CFDA Number 84.264G)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center program.

(August 13, 2015)

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Rehabilitation Training-Technical Assistance Center for Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (CFDA Number 84.263B)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2015 inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Rehabilitation Training-Technical Assistance Center for Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance program (CFDA Number 84.263B).

(August 11, 2015)

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New Notices published in the Federal Register

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Demonstration and Training: Career Pathways for Individuals With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.235N)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015 inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the Demonstration and Training: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities program (CFDA Number: 84.235N).

(August 6, 2015)

Final Priority and Definitions; Demonstration and Training Program: Career Pathways for Individuals With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.235N)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority designed to demonstrate promising practices in the use of career pathways to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

(August 6, 2015)

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Youth With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.264H)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2015 inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center - Youth With Disabilities program (CFDA Number 84.264H).

(July 30, 2015)

Final Priority; Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Youth With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.264H)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Youth With Disabilities program.

(July 30, 2015)

Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; Regional Interpreter Education Centers for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind (CFDA Number 84.160A)

The Secretary waives the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds for five 60-month projects initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2010. The Secretary also extends the project period for these projects for one year. This waiver and extension enables the currently funded Regional Interpreter Education Centers for the training of interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are deaf-blind (Regional Centers) to receive funding through September 30, 2016.

(July 30, 2015)

Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; National Interpreter Education Center for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind (CFDA Number 84.160B)

The Secretary waives the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds for a 60-month project initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2010. The Secretary also extends the project period for this project for one year. This waiver and extension enables the currently funded National Interpreter Education Center for the training of interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are deaf-blind (National Center) to receive funding through September 30, 2016.

(July 30, 2015)

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Notices Inviting Applications for RSA Programs

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards — Disability Innovation Fund — Automated Personalization Computing Project (CFDA Number 84.421A)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2015 for Disability Innovation Fund-Automated Personalization Computing Project inviting applications for new awards.

(July 23, 2015)

Notice Inviting Applications for the OSERS/RSA Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind — Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Program (CFDA Number 84.177Z)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2015 for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Program inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

(July 22, 2015)

Notice Inviting Applications for the OSERS/RSA American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services — Training and Technical Assistance program (CFDA Number 84.250Z)

A notice was published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2015 for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services—Training and Technical Assistance program inviting applications for a new award for Training and Technical Assistance..

(July 22, 2015)

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WIOA

Notices of Proposed Priority

Proposed Priority and Definitions—Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Targeted Communities (CFDA Number 84.264F)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) proposes a priority and definitions to fund a cooperative agreement to develop and support a Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities (VRTAC-TC). We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the VRTAC-TC to improve the capacity of State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their partners to increase participation levels for individuals with disabilities from low-income communities and to equip these individuals with the skills and competencies needed to obtain high-quality competitive integrated employment.

(June 26, 2015)

Proposed Priority—Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (CFDA Number 84.264G)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority to establish the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We take this action to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to improve services under the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program (VR program) and State Supported Employment Services program for individuals with disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, and to implement changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014.

(June 17, 2015)

Proposed Priority—Technical Assistance Center for Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (CFDA Number 84.263B)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Experimental and Innovative Training program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We take this action to focus federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority to support a Training and Technical Assistance Center for Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA)

(June 3, 2015)

Proposed Priority—Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (CFDA Number 84.264C)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority to establish a topical Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We take this action to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their partners to equip individuals with disabilities with the skills and competencies necessary to help them obtain competitive integrated employment.

(May 25, 2015)

Proposed Priority and Definitions—Career Pathways for Individuals With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.235N)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority and definitions under the Demonstration and Training program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority and one or more of these definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. This priority and these definitions are designed to support projects that develop and implement career pathways for individuals with disabilities.

(May 15, 2015)

Proposed Priority-Rehabilitation Training—Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center-Youth With Disabilities (CFDA Number 84.264H)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Rehabilitation Training program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. This priority is designed to ensure that professionals working in State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies receive the technical assistance they need to provide youth with disabilities with services and supports that lead to postsecondary education and competitive integrated employment.

(May 15, 2015)

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New Policy Directives Issued

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Last Modified: 08/18/2015