The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has announced a funding opportunity under the Innovative Rehabilitation Training program.
Eligible Applicants: States and public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian Tribes and IHEs.
Applications due: August 14
The program is designed to develop:
(a) new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel and to demonstrate the effectiveness of these new types of training programs for rehabilitation personnel in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities;
(b) new and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel so that there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by designated State rehabilitation agencies and designated State rehabilitation units or other public or non-profit rehabilitation service agencies or organizations; and
(c) new innovative training programs for VR professionals and paraprofessionals to have a 21st-century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities so they can more effectively provide VR services to individuals with disabilities so they can more effectively provide VR services to individuals with disabilities.
OSERS will post pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. The webinars may be found at: www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/rsa/new-rsa-grants.html