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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.126A - Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants

Program Goal: Individuals with disabilities served by the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) State Grant program will achieve high-quality employment.

Objective 1 of 2: Ensure that individuals with disabilities who are served by the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) State Grants program achieve employment consistent with their particular strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice.
Indicator 1.1 of 3: Employment outcomes: The percentage of (a) general and combined state VR agencies that assist at least 55.8 percent of individuals who receive services to achieve employment outcomes, and (b) state VR agencies for the blind that assist at least 68.9 percent of individuals who receive services to achieve employment outcomes will increase.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: (a) The percentage of general and combined state VR agencies that assist at least 55.8 percent of individuals receiving services to achieve employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
75
 
2002
75
 
2003
66
 
2004
66
83
2005
 
75
2006
 
70

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: (b) The percentage of state VR agencies for the blind that assist at least 68.9 percent of individuals receiving services to achieve employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
75
 
2002
75
 
2003
58
 
2004
63
83
2005
 
75
2006
 
70

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
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 grantees.
 
Explanation: This indicator is derived from state VR agency performance on Indicator 1.2 in Section 106 of the Rehabilitation Act. For each VR agency, RSA examines the percentage of individuals who achieve employment of all individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 3: Competitive employment for individuals with significant disabilities: The percentage of (a) general and combined state VR agencies for which at least 80 percent of the individuals achieving competitive employment have significant disabilities, and (b) state VR agencies for the blind for which at least 90 percent of the individuals achieving competitive employment have significant disabilities will increase.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 2: (a) The percentage of general and combined state VR agencies for which at least 80 percent of the individuals achieving competitive employment have significant disabilities.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
75
 
2003
82
 
2004
86
 
2006
 
88

Measure 1.2.2 of 2: (b) The percentage of state VR agencies for the blind for which at least 90 percent of the individuals achieving competitive employment have significant disabilities.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
88
 
2003
88
 
2004
100
 
2006
 
96

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
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 grantees.
 
Explanation: This indicator is derived from state VR agency performance on indicator 1.4, in Section 106 of the Rehabilitation Act. For each VR agency, RSA examines the percentage of individuals achieving competitive employment who have significant disabilities. To pass the Section 106 indicator, a general/combined agency must achieve a rate of 62.4 percent, while an agency for the blind must achieve a rate of 89 percent. For purposes of this measure, beginning with the FY 2006, RSA decided that the criteria were too low, and therefore has increased the rates to 80 percent for general and combined agencies and 90 percent for agencies for the blind. FY 2002 and 2003 data were recalculated to reflect this new criteria.
 
Indicator 1.3 of 3: Competitive employment: By 2009 (a) 98 percent of general and combined state VR agencies will assist at least 85 percent of individuals with employment outcomes to achieve competitive employment, and (b) 79 percent of state VR agencies for the blind will assist at least 65 percent of individuals with employment outcomes to achieve competitive employment.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 2: (a) The percentage of general and combined state VR agencies assisting at least 85 percent of individuals to achieve competitive employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
88
 
2003
93
 
2004
95
67
2005
 
89
2006
 
96
2007
 
98
2008
 
98
2009
 
98

Measure 1.3.2 of 2: (b) The percentage of state VR agencies for the blind assisting at least 65 percent of individuals to achieve competitive employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
50
 
2003
54
 
2004
71
48
2005
 
54
2006
 
71
2007
 
75
2008
 
75
2009
 
79

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Verified by ED attestation process and ED Standards for Evaluation Program Performance Data.

Limitations: Accuracy/ consistency of reporting is contingent upon counselors' interpretations of definitions. Timeliness is dependent upon submittal of clean data from grantees.
 
Explanation: This long-term indicator is derived from state VR agency performance on indicator 1.3 in Section 106 of the Rehabilitation Act. For each VR agency, RSA examines the percentage of individuals who achieve competitive employment of all individuals who achieve employment. To pass the Section 106 indicator, a general/combined agency must achieve a rate of 72.6 percent, while an agency for the blind must achieve a rate of 35.4 percent. For purposes of this measure, beginning with the FY 2004 plan, RSA decided that the criteria were too low, and therefore increased the rates to 85 percent for general and combined VR agencies and 65 percent for agencies for the blind. For measure (a), the FY 2002 and 2003 data were incorrectly calculated and have been corrected.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Ensure that state VR agencies demonstrate effective fiscal management.
Indicator 2.1 of 2: Cost per employment outcome: The percentage of State VR agencies whose cost per employment outcome is within a specified range.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 2: The percentage of general and combined state VR agencies whose cost per employment outcome is within a specified range.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -

Measure 2.1.2 of 2: The percentage of state VR agencies for the blind whose cost per employment outcome is within a specified range.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -

Source: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911 report and RSA final state agency allocation tables.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2007
 
Explanation: During FY 2006, the Department will identify the specific performance range needed to meet these measures. These are new efficiency measures. Cost per employment outcome is calculated by dividing the total federal grant funds by the number of individuals achieving employment outcomes in the fiscal year.
 
Indicator 2.2 of 2: Consumer Service Expenditure Rate: The percentage of state VR agencies whose consumer service expenditure rate is at or above a specified level.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 2: The percentage of general and combined state VR agencies whose consumer service expenditure rate is at or above a specified level.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -

Measure 2.2.2 of 2: The percentage of state VR agencies for the blind whose consumer service expenditure rate is at or above a specified level.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -

Source: State VR agency data from the RSA-2 Cost Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2007
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish the baselines for these new efficiency measures. During FY 2006 the Department will identify the specific performance level needed to meet these measures. Consumer service expenditure rate is calculated by dividing the state VR agency's total program expenditures by consumer service expenditures.
 


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Last Modified: 01/20/2006