Center Assists with Youth Training, Rehabilitation Requirements

The Education Dept.’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services will soon offer a $3 million grant for a Workforce Investment Act Continuing Education Technical Assistance Center (CFDA Number: 84.264H-01). The NOFA is expected in July with a proposed deadline in September.

State and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits can apply for the funding. The grantee will help states meet federal laws requiring they provide vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The grants help states meet the new WIA requirements, which provide for enhanced training for youth. Of the funds appropriated for the Training Program, 15% must be used to support the In-Service Training Program. This program is intended to assist VR state agencies in the training of state agency staff consistent with the state’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD).

Contact: Jerry Elliott, 202-245–7335; e-mail,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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