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RA: Supported Employment State Grants - FY 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 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 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).
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The 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
92.80
78
2005
 
93

Source: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006
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.

Improvements: RSA staff have worked with grantees to improve the accuracy and timeliness of RSA-911 data. The FY 2004 database was available six months after the close of the fiscal year, a significant improvemnt over previous years.
 
Explanation: 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. In FY 2004, state VR agencies surpassed their targets for this indicator, and therefore the FY 2005 target was adjusted accordingly.
 

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