Rehabilitation Training Continuing Education

To support training centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a broad integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-State geographical area.

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
University Of Wisconsin System $ 6,689,120   2020-10-012022-09-30
San Diego State University Foundation $ 8,334,422   2020-10-012022-09-30
Southern University And A & M College $ 11,625,526   2015-10-012021-08-31
San Diego State University Foundation $ 19,873,907   2015-10-012020-12-31
Institute For Educational Leadership Incorporated (the) $ 7,499,918   2015-10-012020-09-30
University Of Massachusetts $ 9,427,084   2014-10-012019-02-28
George Washington University, The $ 384,310   2010-10-012015-12-31
Syracuse University $ 2,852,434   2011-10-012015-03-31
University Of Washington $ 2,155,245   2011-10-012015-03-31
University Of Missouri System $ 2,042,739   2011-09-042015-03-31

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

Training grants are limited to support of continuing education programs for personnel such as rehabilitation counselors, administrators, independent living specialists, audiologists, rehabilitation teachers for individuals who are blind, rehabilitation technology specialists who provide vocational, independent living, and client assistance services to individuals with disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education, State vocational rehabilitation agencies (including territories), and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals employed in positions related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities will benefit.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, and OMB Circular No. 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. The Education Department General Administrative Regulations at 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 and 80 apply to this program. New applications are made to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725. Attn: 84.264.

Award Procedures

New awards are made based upon the results of a peer review process and the review and approval of 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 302.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 160 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are available only through the new application process. Projects with an approved multi-year project period may be continued based on the availability of appropriated funds and an annual review of accomplishments to determine satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Grantees are required to share in the cost of projects with the proportion subject to individual negotiation. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may be supported for a maximum of 5 years, 12-month budget periods. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual financial and progress reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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. Audits must be conducted on a continuing basis or at scheduled intervals, usually once a year, but at least once every 2 years. Institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133.


Proper records must be maintained as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) or until all audit questions are resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $9,500,000; FY 17 est $5,500,000; and FY 18 est $7,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations can be found in 34 CFR Parts 385 and 389.

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

The relevance of the content of the training to the mission of the public rehabilitation program and priorities for projects in the application notice are considered. Criteria for evaluating applications are published in program regulations 34 CFR Parts 385 and 389.

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