Rehabilitation Long-Term Training

To support projects to provide academic training in areas of personnel shortages identified by the Secretary to increase the number of personnel trained in providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

Examples of Funded Projects

(1) Residency scholarships in physical medicine and rehabilitation; (2) graduate scholarships in rehabilitation counseling; (3) graduate scholarships in rehabilitation administration; and (4) undergraduate scholarships in rehabilitation service.

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.

Program Accomplishments

Approximately 1505 awards are supported annually.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Training grants are provided in fields directly related to the vocational and independent living rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, such as rehabilitation counseling, independent living, rehabilitation medicine, physical and occupational therapy, prosthetics-orthotics, speech-language, pathology and audiology, rehabilitation of individuals who are blind and individuals who are deaf, and rehabilitation technology.

A grantee must use at least 75 percent of the total award for scholarships.