Supported Employment State Grants
Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration
CFDA Number: 84.187
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: State Supported Employment Services Grants, Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Act
This program provides grants to assist states in developing and implementing collaborative programs with appropriate entities to provide supported employment (SE) services for individuals with the most significant disabilities, including youth with disabilities, who require supported employment services to achieve an outcome of supported employment in competitive integrated employment. Grant funds are administered under the vocational rehabilitation (VR) services portion of the unified or combined State Plan submitted under 34 CFR Part 361.
Types of Projects
Supported employment grant funds are used to supplement funds provided under the state VR services grants program to provide supported employment services. Program funds may be used to provide supported employment services, once an individual has been placed in supported employment, for up to 24 months and supplement other VR services necessary to help individuals with the most significant disabilities find work in the integrated labor market. Funds cannot be used to provide the extended services necessary to maintain individuals in employment after the end of supported employment services, except for youth with disabilities under the age of 25 who may receive extended services for up to four years. States must reserve and expend half of their supported employment allotment to provide supported employment services, including extended services, to eligible youth with the most significant disabilities in order to assist them in achieving an employment outcome of supported employment.
The State must provide a match of at least 10 percent in non-Federal expenditures for the total amount of expenditures incurred with the half of the allotment reserved to provide SE services to youth with the most significant disabilities, including extended services. States may not use more than 2.5 percent of their supported employment allotment to pay for administrative costs. Funds are allocated to States in accordance with the regulatory requirements at 34 CFR 363.20.