Rehabilitation Services Demonstration and Training Programs

To provide financial assistance to projects and demonstrations for expanding and improving the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under the Act or that further the purposes of the Act, including related research and evaluation activities.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Alabama Parent Education Center, Inc. $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center Inc $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Peak Parent Center Inc $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Open Doors For Multicultural Families $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Pathfinder Services Of North Dakota, Inc. $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Pacer Center Inc $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc $ 607,392   2020-10-012022-09-30
Federation For Children With Special Needs, Inc., The $ 600,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Franklin County Board Of Education $ 335,790   2019-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Authorized activities under this program include carrying out special demonstrations for expanding and improving the provision of rehabilitation and other services authorized under this Act and that further the purposes of the Act.

Projects may include demonstrations to increase client choice; technical assistance; systems change; special studies and evaluations; demonstrations of service delivery; model demonstrations; transition services; supportive employment; services to underserved populations and/or unserved or underserved areas; services to low-incidence disabilities; transportation; and other projects designated by the Secretary.

Other authorized programs include Parent Information and Training and Braille training projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are States and public or nonprofit organizations.

Grants cannot be made directly to individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals with disabilities.


Costs will also be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Contact the program office for application procedures.

Award Procedures

New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of applications by staff in various offices within the Department.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III, Section 303(b)-(d).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range is approximately 150 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


Projects with multi-year periods may be continued based on annual review of accomplishments and availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded for up to 60 months. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR Part 75).

Annual performance reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. As required by EDGAR, the awardee shall maintain accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, revenues or other applicable credits acquired under its award, as stated in grant or contract terms and conditions.


As required by EDGAR for direct grant programs (34 CFR Part 75). Generally records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 5 years after completion.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $5,796,000; FY 17 est $5,796,000; and FY 18 est $5,796,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

To be determined.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations: (A) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, and 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (B) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 373 apply. Uniform Guidance 2 CFR part 200; and 2 CFR part 180.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tom Finch, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7343.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Funding priorities are published in the Federal Register. Applications for discretionary grants are subject to peer review procedures leading to recommendations for approval or disapproval by Federal and nonfederal experts. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program and department regulations (34 CFR 369).

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