Capacity Building for Traditionally Underserved Populations, Recovery Act.

To provide technical assistance to enhance the capacity of American Indian Tribes administering projects funded under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program, authorized under section 121 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Projects have supported training, technical assistance, and related activities provided by minority institutions of higher education and Indian tribes and to improve services provided under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: 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
Consortia Of Administrators For Native American Rehabilitation, Inc. $ 1,386,597   2010-10-012015-09-30
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$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Some program accomplishments include the following: (1) Extensive training on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and other key disability legislation; (2) the establishment of State-wide consortia of public agencies and organizations to better coordinate the delivery of vocational rehabilitation and other related services to persons with disabilities from minority backgrounds; (3) sponsoring and co-sponsoring of national and regional conferences of rehabilitation providers such as the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) and others; (4) establishment of rehabilitation training programs at colleges and universities; (5) increase in the number of applications and funding of projects from minority institutions of higher education; (6) implementation of national satellite broadcasts to discuss rehabilitation with participants from institutions of higher education, rehabilitation State agencies, independent living centers, supported employment programs and other agencies and organizations involved in the administration of rehabilitation programs. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are limited to: awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities under the programs authorized under titles II, III, VI, and VII of the Rehabilitation Act; awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to conduct research, training, technical assistance, or related activities, to improve services provided under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals from minority backgrounds; and awards to eligible entities to provide outreach and technical assistance to minority entities and Indian tribes to promote their participation in activities funded under the Rehabilitation Act.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education.

Other public institution/organization: Elementary/Secondary Education.

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Vocational Rehabilitation; Vocational Rehabilitation.

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Vocational Rehabilitation

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); Private nonprofit institution/organization; Education Professional; Student/Trainee; Black; American Indian; Spanish Origin; Disabled (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Physically Disabled); Mentally Disabled; School; Youth (16-21); Education (9-12); Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms as furnished by the Department of Education 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 R