OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
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RSA, Training and Service Programs Division (TSPD)

The Training and Services Programs Division administers ten programs under four statutes: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Randolph-Sheppard Act, the Helen Keller National Center Act and the Assistive Technology Act of 2004. The ten programs are a mix of competitive, discretionary grants, state formula grants and direct appropriations. The Division houses two units: the Training Programs Unit that administers the rehabilitation training and special demonstration programs and the Service Programs Unit that administers direct service-related programs and projects.

TSPD staff carries out the following activities in administering these programs:

  • monitor grants, including required on-site reviews of grants under the Projects With Industry program, and provides technical assistance;

  • review and approve AT state plans and state agency licensing agreements;

  • conduct discretionary grant competitions and process grant awards;

  • coordinate arbitrations for the Randolph-Sheppard program;

  • review and analyze data, prepares reports including the annual summary of the vendors and vending facilities; and

  • work with grantees to develop program performance measures, which are used to evaluate and monitor grantees.

Training Programs Unit

Service Programs Unit


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