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

RCEPs provide training for State agency staff and for the staffs of related public and private nonprofit rehabilitation agencies.

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 $ 3,344,560   2020-10-012021-09-30
San Diego State University Foundation $ 3,344,560   2020-10-012021-09-30
Institute For Educational Leadership Incorporated (the) $ 7,499,918   2015-10-012020-09-30
San Diego State University Foundation $ 19,900,388   2015-10-012020-09-30
Southern University And A & M College $ 11,750,000   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

Training by the projects addressed rehabilitation staff training needs in human resource development, independent living rehabilitation, management of rehabilitation facilities, and supported employment.

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. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 must be used 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

New applications are made to the Department of Education, Application Control Center, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4725. Attn: 84.264. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

New and continuation grants are awarded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. All new applications