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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation Grants for Indians - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.250 - Rehabilitation Services_American Indians with Disabilities


Program Goal: To improve employment outcomes of American Indians with disabilities who live on or near reservations by providing effective tribal vocational rehabilitation services.
Objective 8.1 of 1: ENSURE THAT ELIGIBLE AMERICAN INDIANS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES AND ACHIEVE EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES CONSISTENT WITH THEIR PARTICULAR STRENGTHS, RESOURCES, ABILITIES, CAPABILITIES, AND INTERESTS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Number of eligible individuals who receive services under the program: The number of American Indians with disabilities who receive services under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of individuals who received vocational rehabilitation services under an individualized plan for employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
2,617
 
1998
3,243
 
1999
3,186
3,750
2000
4,148
3,730
2001
4,473
4,350
2002
5,003
4,500
2003
5,105
5,010
2004
 
5,100


Explanation: Data will not be available until December 30, 2004.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data are self-reported and not standardized. Prior to the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, the Department did not have clear authority to collect routine performance data and very limited information was available on the operation and performance of these projects.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Number of eligible individuals who achieve employment outcomes:: The total number of American Indians with disabilities who exit the program after receiving vocational rehabilitation services under an individualized plan for employment and achieve an employment outcome will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of individuals who achieved an employed outcome
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
530
 
1998
598
 
1999
678
715
2000
951
765
2001
1,088
980
2002
1,311
1,000
2003
1,452
1,315
2004
 
1,355


Progress: Data will not be available until December 30, 2004.

Explanation: Continual growth in the numbers of projects in operation in recent years has contributed to the program assisting more American Indians with disabilities to achieve more employment outcomes. In addition, cross-training and resource coordination through annual conference and cluster training sessions have added to program effectiveness. RSA monitoring and technical assistance have reinforced the projects' abilities and expertise in provision of vocational rehabilitation services to Am. Indians.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data are supplied by project grantees and no formal verification procedure has been applied.

Limitations: Same limitations as reported under Indicator 1.1.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Percentage of individuals who leave the program with employment outcomes: By the end of FY 2001, at least 61 percent of all eligible individuals who exit the program after receiving services under an individualized plan for employment will achieve an employment outcome.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of individual who leave the program with employment outcome.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
57.90
 
1999
61.10
 
2000
62.20
61
2001
64.60
61.50
2002
64
62
2003
66
64.10
2004
 
64.50


Explanation: Data will not be available until December 30, 2004.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data are supplied by project grantees and no formal verification procedure has been applied.

Limitations: Same limitations as reported under Indicator 1.1.

 

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