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Review and Comment on RSA’s Proposed CAP Application

RSA published a notice in the Federal Register on February 28, 2019 (at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2019-03491) requesting comments. The comments period will close on April 29, 2019.

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection form. This form is used by states to request funds to establish and carry out Client Assistance Programs (CAP). CAP is mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to assist consumers and applicants in their relationships with projects, programs and services provided under the Rehabilitation Act including the Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment programs and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program.

(February 28, 2019)



Review and Comment on RSA’s Proposed Revisions to RSA-911

The 30-day comment period for Case Service Report (RSA-911) (OMB Control Number: 1820-0508) began February 15, 2019 and concludes March 19, 2019. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rehabilitation Services Administration provides the general public and stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposed information collection request (ICR).

You may review Docket ED-2018-ICCD-0100 and supporting documents on regulations.gov, where you may also submit comments. The following documents are posted there as part of the docket:

  • Forms and Instructions (30D FRN): 1820-0508 RSA-911 Form 01-25-19
  • Supporting Statements (30D FRN): 1820-0508 RSA-911 Supporting Statement 30 Day 01-29-19 (4)
  • Supporting Statements (30D FRN): Attachment A Supporting Statement - Statute 05-23-16
  • Supporting Statements (30D FRN): 1820-0508 Comment Analysis 01-25-19

(February 27, 2019)

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Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests

RSA is pleased to announce the publication of RSA Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) 18-02 titled "Submission Procedures for Prior Written Approval Requests under the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program" (PDF, 113 KB).

RSA-TAC-18-02 explains flexibilities for State VR agencies within the parameters of the Uniform Administrative Requirement, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), codified at 2 CFR part 200, in the form of streamlined procedures for the submission of prior approval requests for certain cost items, specifically those for certain general purpose equipment and participant support costs. The streamlined submission procedures described should significantly reduce the burden on State VR agencies with respect to prior approval requests for certain general purpose equipment purchases and participant support costs.

If you have any questions regarding the TAC, please contact the RSA Financial Management Specialist assigned to your agency.

(April 11, 2018)

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Frequently Asked Questions on Period of Performance for Formula Grant Awards

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has received requests for clarification regarding the period of performance for the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA’s) formula grant awards. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page was developed which defines the period of performance and its impact on the obligation and carryover of Federal funds. The information in these FAQs provides guidance and technical assistance to RSA formula grantees that will enable them to maximize the drawdown of Federal award funds during the period of performance and assist individuals with disabilities to achieve high-quality employment.

(March 22, 2017)

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Integrated Location Criteria of the Definition of “Competitive Integrated Employment” FAQ

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has received requests for clarification of the definition of "competitive integrated employment," particularly with respect to the "integrated employment location" criteria of that definition for purposes of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. In response, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page has been developed which addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of "competitive integrated employment" in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and its implementing VR program regulations in 34 CFR §361.5(c)(9)(ii) (see 81 FR 55629 (August 19, 2016)). The information in these FAQs provides guidance and technical assistance to VR agencies and community rehabilitation programs so that they may assist individuals with disabilities to achieve high-quality employment.

(January 18, 2017)

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Last Modified: 04/10/2019