RSA administers and supports a comprehensive array of formula and discretionary grant programs and projects that serve and assist individuals with disabilities. To learn more about any of these programs, please click on the program title below.
Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment
- Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants
- American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)
- Supported Employment State Grants
- Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations
- Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
- See also American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)
Other RSA programs
- Helen Keller National Center
- Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
- Randolph Sheppard Vending Facility Program
- Projects With Industry (PWI)
- Recreation Programs
- Rehabilitation Act Program Evaluation
- Rehabilitation Act Program Improvement
Programs that have transferred to HHS
The programs listed below were formerly RSA programs. The links will take you to the HHS website for the current HHS/ACL program.
- Independent Living State Grants
- Centers for Independent Living
- Alternative Financing Program
- Assistive Technology (AT) State Grant Program
- Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
Formula Grant Programs
Formula grant programs are allocations of money to states or their subdivisions in accordance with a distribution formula prescribed by law or administrative regulation for activities of a continuing nature not confined to a specific project.
Unlike a formula grant, a discretionary grant awards funds on the basis of a competitive process. RSA reviews applications in light of the legislative and regulatory requirements established for a program. This review process gives RSA discretion to determine which applications best address the program requirements and are, therefore, most worthy of funding.