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Demonstration and Training Programs - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.235 - Rehabilitation Services Demonstration and Training_Special Demonstration Programs


Goal 8: To expand, improve or further the purposes of activities authorized under the Act
Objective 8.1 of 2: EXPAND AND IMPROVE THE PROVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES THAT LEAD TO EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Expansion: A high percentage of projects will be judged to have successfully implemented strategies or yielded results that can contribute to the expansion of services for or the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of projects will be judged to have contributed to the expansion of services for the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999 95.60  
2000 100  
2001   80
2002   82
2003   85
2004   90


Explanation: Analysis by RSA staff of data received in the Annual Performance Reports submitted by grantees will be used to determine progress. Data analyzed by RSA staff based on information received from the web-based Unified Data Collection Forms Annual Performance Report was used to establish a baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Web-based Annual Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: December 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be supplied by grantees through uniform reporting. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: The web-based system has been transferred from a contractor to the Department. A number of errors have shown up in this process, which are in the process of being corrected.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Impact: The percentage of projects reporting an impact on rehabilitation service providers including state VR agencies, community rehabilitation service providers, and other providers of rehabilitation services.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of Grantees that Interacted and Presented to State VR Agencies
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 83  
2001   85
2002   85
2003   87
2004   89

Percentage of Consumers Referred by State VR to Projects
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 56  
2001   58
2002   58
2003   60
2004   62

Percentage of Consumers Referred by Projects to State VR
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 8  
2001   10
2002   10
2003   10
2004   10


Explanation: Baseline data based on information obtained in the FY 2000 reporting year when 83% of the grantees interacted with and made presentations to their State VR Agencies, with 56% of the consumers referred by VR and 8% of the consumers referred by the Demonstration projects to VR.  
Additional Source Information: Web-based Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: November 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be supplied by grantees through uniform reporting. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: Grantees may have difficulty in reporting on their impact to an external agency. Numerous external factors may change the provision or methods of rehabilitation services, and grantees may not be able to pinpoint their impact in the process. Increased contact/interaction with State VR and other rehabilitation service agencies should increase the impact.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT SUCCESSFUL NEW TYPES OR PATTERNS OF SERVICES OR DEVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND REPORT THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECTS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Dissemination: Funded projects that disseminate information to state VR agencies and other funded projects and disability-related organizations and the number of presentations.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Funded projects that disseminate information to state VR agencies and other funded projects and disability-related organizations and the number of presentations.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Grantee Presentations Grantee Presentations
2000 83  
2001 83 85
2002   85
2003   87
2004   89


Explanation: Data from FY 2000 was used to establish a baseline. FY 2000 was the first year of using the web-based reporting system to establish baseline figures.  
Additional Source Information: Web-based Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: December 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be supplied by grantees through uniform reporting. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: Goals, objectives and activities are diverse among grantees, and can range from direct consumer services, systems change, technical assistance, etc. This makes comparison of data difficult, since no one data element can be used as a measure of performance.

Improvements: Data will be reported in categories that use the format of the web-based system to give a more complete picture of the accomplishments of the program.

 

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