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New Notices of Proposed Priority

Proposed Priority-Rehabilitation Training:
Institute on Rehabilitation Issues

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-Demonstration and Training Program:
Career Pathways for Individuals With Disabilities

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

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 WIOA NPRMs Available for Public Comment

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) are available for public comment

(April 16, 2015)

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New Policy Directives Issued

Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations

The Notice of Final Priorities and the Notice Inviting Applications for Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations (CFDA 84.315C) were published on Thursday, August 14, 2014, and applications will be received until Monday, September 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time. More information is available at https://rsa.ed.gov/choose.cfm?menu=nfp315c

(August 25, 2014)

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Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center

The Notice of Final Priority and the Notice Inviting Applications for the Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (CFDA 84.264A) were published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and applications will be received until Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time. More information is available at https://rsa.ed.gov/choose.cfm?menu=nfp264a

(August 25, 2014)

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Invitation to Comment on Implementation of Title II and Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

In a joint blog post, OSERS and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) invite you to submit comments and recommendations to help us implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed by President Obama on July 22.

Please submit comments by Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Submitting comments is voluntary and subject to ED blog comment policies.

(August 13, 2014)

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

A page has been posted with information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

(July 22, 2014)

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Previously posted news about RSA

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