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RA: Client Assistance State Grants - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.161 - Rehabilitation Services_Client Assistance Program


Program Goal: To provide assistance and information to help individuals with disabilities secure the benefits available under the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program and other programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
Objective 8.1 of 2: Resolve cases at lowest possible level
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): Through FY 2008, the percentage of cases resolved through the use of ADR will be maintained at a rate of 84%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of cases resolved through ADR
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
84
 
2002
85
 
2003
82
 
2004
 
84
2005
 
84
2006
 
84
2007
 
84
2008
 
84


Explanation: FY 2001 data established the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: CAP performance report, RSA-227.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Appropriate reviews of annual data are conducted by ED program specialists. Onsite compliance reviews are conducted, and random sampling of onsite files is cross-checked with reported data for verification.

Limitations: The collection instrument does not contain known data limitations.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Accurately identify problem areas requiring systemic change and engage in systemic activity to improve services under the rehabilitation act.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Effects of systemic change: By FY 2008, the percentage of CAPs that report changes in policies and practices as a result of their efforts will increase to a rate of 55%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of CAPs that reported that their systematic advocacy resulted in a change in policy or practice
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
50.90
 
1999
43
 
2000
44
44
2001
45
45
2002
54
46
2003
48
47
2004
 
49
2005
 
50
2006
 
52
2007
 
54
2008
 
55


Explanation: Performance percentage is based on the reporting of successful systemic change activity by 27 of 56 CAPs. FY 1999 data established the baseline. Performance trends are based on actual data reported for FY 2000 through 2003.  
Additional Source Information: CAP performance report, RSA-227, narrative section.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data will be limited because they are self-reported and in a narrative format. The data submitted are reviewed by program specialists, but data validity will be unattainable.

 

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