U.S. Department of Education: American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program will provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, including culturally appropriate services, to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with such eligible individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individual may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.
Competitive Preference Priority: Continuation of Previously Funded Tribal Programs. In making new awards under this program, priority is given to applications for the continuation of programs that have been funded under the AIVRS program.
Amount: Approximately $21,265,000 is available to make up to 42 awards ranging from $365,000–$650,000 and averaging $510,000 for a project period of up to 60 months.
Eligibility: Applications may be made only by Indian Tribes (and consortia of those Indian Tribes) located on Federal and State reservations.
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