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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation Grants for Indians - 2005

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 1: Percentage of individuals who leave the program with employment outcomes: By the end of FY 2008, at least 65 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 individuals who leave the program with employment outcomes.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
58
 
1999
61
 
2000
62
61
2001
65
62
2002
64
62
2003
66
64.10
2004
61.60
64.50
2005
 
65
2006
 
65
2007
 
65
2008
 
65


Explanation: FY 2003 was the first year that a Web-based system was used to collect annual data for this program. However, not all grantees reported; and, for those who did, some data were missing. The 2004 data are preliminary, based on 93% of grantees reporting, and may change. The accuracy and validity of the data should improve as grantees gain more experience with the new reporting form and begin to collect and maintain the required data.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: December 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data are supplied by project grantees, and no formal verification procedure has been applied.

Limitations: RSA staff must contact grantees regarding missing or apparently inconsistent data. This is a time consuming process.

Improvements: Continued technical assistance will ensure that grantees are providing uniform data.

 

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