Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program CFDA Number 84.250L

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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, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.

This competition has one competitive preference priority.

In accordance with 34 CFR 7 5. 105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from section 121(b)(4) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C.


Competitive Preference Priority:
For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority.

Under 34 CFR 7 5. 105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional five points to an application that meets this priority.

This priority is:
Continuation of Previously Funded Tribal Programs.

In making new awards under this program, we give priority to applications for the continuation of programs that have been funded under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program.

Program Authority:
29 U.S.C.

74 1. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 250L.

Applications for grants under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program, CFDA number 8 4. 250L, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

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 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program at

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 8 4. 250, not 8 4. 250L).
Related Programs

Rehabilitation Services_American Indians with Disabilities

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $7,800,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program CFDA Number 84.250L: Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: The governing bodies of Indian tribes (and consortia of those governing bodies) located on Federal and State reservations.

The definition of ``Indian tribe'' was amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act enacted on July 22, 2014, to include ``a tribal organization (as defined in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C.

450(b)(l)).'' In addition, the Department published final regulations in the Federal Register on February 5, 2015 (80 FR 6452), amending the definition of ``reservation'' in 34 CFR 369.4 and 371.4.

Under the amended definition, ``reservation'' means a Federal or State Indian reservation; public domain Indian allotment; former Indian reservation in Oklahoma; land held by incorporated Native groups, regional corporations, and village corporations under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; or a defined area of land recognized by a State or the Federal Government where there is a concentration of tribal members and on which the tribal government is providing structured activities and services.

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