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RA: Supported Employment State Grants - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.187 - Supported Employment Services for Individuals with Severe Disabilities


Program Goal: Individuals with disabilities served by the Supported Employment State Grant program will achieve high-quality employment.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Increase the number of individuals with the most significant disabilities who have received supported employment services but achieve competitive employment outcomes.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal achieving competitive employment: Increase the percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal who achieve a competitive employment outcome (including supported employment outcomes in which the individual receives the minimum wage or better).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal who achieve a competitive employment outcome
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
69.60
 
1998
69.10
 
1999
73.30
71
2000
77.30
71.50
2001
79.20
77.40
2002
90.50
77.60
2003
92.70
77.80
2004
 
78
2005
 
93


Explanation: This indicator has been a GPRA indicator for a number of years. With this indicator, RSA examines state agency performance regarding supported employment for individuals with the most significant disabilities. Individuals in supported employment can achieve competitive employment (with wages at or above the minimum wage), although not all individuals in supported employment do achieve these competitive wages. RSA wants to encourage state agencies to help individuals with disabilities in supported employment to achieve these competitive employment outcomes. In FYs 2002 and 2003, state VR agencies surpassed their targets for this indicator, and therefore the FY 2005 target has been adjusted accordingly.  
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Verified by ED attestation process and ED Standards for Evaluating Program Performance Data.

Limitations: Accuracy/ consistency of reporting is contingent upon counselors' interpretations of definitions. Timeliness is dependent upon submittal of clean data from 80 grantees. Limited staff resources affect ability to check data for reasonableness and publish data quickly.

 

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