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Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind

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Additional Awards

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is pleased to announce the awarding of the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) Training and Technical Assistance Program grant (84.177Z) to Mississippi State University (MSU), effective October 1, 2015.

Through this grant, RSA established a Cooperative Agreement with MSU for an OIB Training and Technical Assistance Center (Center) to provide sustained training and technical assistance (TA) — generalized, targeted, and intensive — to designated state agencies (DSAs) funded under the OIB program and to any service providers the DSAs fund to provide services directly to consumers. The Center will develop and provide training and TA to DSAs and other service providers funded under the OIB program in the following general topic areas:

  1. Community outreach;
  2. Best practices in the provision and delivery of services;
  3. Program performance, including data reporting and analysis; and
  4. Financial and management practices, including practices to ensure compliance with grant administration requirements.

Last Modified: 05/30/2017