Grantees may find the following documents useful in providing guidance on fiscal matters related to the Basic VR program.
Policy Directives and other documents
February 13, 2012
"Revision of PD-11-02, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants Program"
MS Word (135K) | PDF (527K)
October 26, 2010
"Revision of PD-10-03 instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants Program"
MS Word (120K) | PDF (1.9M)
"Documents to Submit when Requesting a Waiver or Modification of the State's Maintenance of Effort Requirements under the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program."
MS Word (42K) | PDF (41K)
"Sources of Non-Federal Share for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program"
MS Word (51K) | PDF (261K)
"Provision of Financial Assistance to Community Rehabilitation Programs by State VR Agencies Through The Use of the Establishment Authority."
MS Word (32K) | PDF (12K)
SMPID Formula Grant Programs – Minimum Award Calculations
|CFDA#||Title||Program||State Min.||Territory- FAS Min.||Legal Citation|
Basic VR - State Grants
$3,000,000 or 1/3 of 1% of appropriated amount, whichever is greater
Rehabilitation Act – Subsection 110(a)(3)
Client Assistance Program
After appropriations exceed $7.5 million, States receive $100,000
After appropriations exceed $7.5 million, outlying areas receive $45,000
Rehabilitation Act Section 112(e)
Independent Living - State Grants
$275,000 or 1/3 of 1% of appropriated amount, adjusted for year over year change in appropriation, whichever is greater
1/8 of 1% of appropriated amount
Rehabilitation Act Section 711(a)(1)(C) and (a)(3)
Independent Living for Older Individuals Who Are Blind – State Grants
$225,000 or 1/3 of 1% of amount appropriated, whichever is greater
Rehabilitation Act Section 752(j)
Supported Employment – State Grants
$300,000 or 1/3 of 1% of appropriated amount, whichever is greater
1/8 of 1% (0.00125) of appropriated amount
Rehabilitation Act – Subsection 622(a)
Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
$100,000 or 1/3 of 1% of appropriated amount, whichever is greater
Rehabilitation Act-- section 509((c)(3)
Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Act—section 5(b)(3)
VR FY 2012 MOE Penalties
District of Columbia General
New Jersey General
New Jersey Blind
New Mexico General
New Mexico Blind
Northern Marianas Combined
South Carolina General
South Carolina Blind
Virgin Islands Combined
West Virginia Combined
VR FY 2011 MOE Penalties
South Carolina Blind
FY 2011 National Financial Management Conference
On August 23-26, 2011, RSA conducted a FY 2011 National Financial Management Conference, in collaboration with the regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) centers at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia; the conference theme was “Financial Management: A Sound Investment in Successful VR Outcomes.” Joining RSA and the TACE centers on the program were state partners from vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and other federal partners, including the Office of the Inspector General, the Indirect Cost Group, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, and Risk Management Services. TACE 3 at The George Washington University served as the conference coordinator.
The conference was intended to provide training and technical assistance to management and staff of VR agencies responsible for the financial management of the VR program. The conference focused on key areas of financial management identified in the VR monitoring process as areas of need for technical assistance, including resource management, match and maintenance of effort, fiscal controls and contract management, and allowable and allocable costs. Topics under each of these four areas (tracks) were covered in sessions featuring experiential exercises for participants; each session was repeated multiple times to allow participants the opportunity to attend more sessions. Further, the conference provided an excellent opportunity to enhance participants’ knowledge of financial management of the VR program.
Due to the limited number of sessions presented on Contract Development and Administration and to accommodate conference participants who were unable to register for this session, RSA conducted a “spillover” session via webinar on September 29, 2011. Please use the link below to access the archived webinar.