Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects for American Indians with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.250J – Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, or business ownership. This program also supports an important White House initiative issued in a Presidential Memorandum on Job-Driven Training for Workers on January 30, 2014.\1\ This memorandum emphasizes the importance of developing a workforce with the skills that employers need. The Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects for American Indians with Disabilities program supports the initiative by providing training and other services to assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for and engage in gainful and competitive employment. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.250J. Applications for grants under the AIVRS program, CFDA number 84.250J, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the AIVRS program at http://www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.250, not 84.250J).
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 02, 2014.