Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
CFDA Number: 84.315
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements
The purpose of this program is to make awards to minorities and American Indian tribes to carry out activities under programs authorized under titles II, III, VI, and VII of the Rehabilitation Act, and to conduct research, training, and technical assistance, and related activities to improve services under the act, especially services provided to individuals with minority backgrounds. This program also makes awards to states, public or private nonprofit agencies, and organizations including IHEs and American Indian tribes to promote the participation of minority entities and Indian tribes to enhance their capacity to carry out activities under the act. A "minority entity" is defined by Sec. 21 as a Historically Black College or University, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) of higher education, an American Indian Tribal College or University, or another IHE whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent.
Types of Projects
Projects are designed to support training, technical assistance, and related activities provided by minority IHEs and Indian tribes, to improve services under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals with disabilities with minority backgrounds, and to promote the participation of minority entities and Indian tribes in activities under the act.