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U.S. Department of Education: Rehabilitation Services Administration - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

U.S. Department of Education: Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 245-7488 (Local)
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html

Brief Description

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is established by Congress as the principal federal agency authorized to carry out Titles I, III, VI and VII, as well as specified portions of Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. RSA provides national leadership for, and administration of

  • Basic state and formula grant programs
  • Independent living centers
  • Service projects
  • Rehabilitation training discretionary grant programs
  • Randolph-Sheppard vending facilities
  • Helen Keller National Center programs
These programs develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living for individuals with disabilities, through services, training and economic opportunities, in order to maximize their employability, independence and integration into the workplace and the community.

RSA is responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of regulations, policies, and guidelines. RSA serves as a resource and clearinghouse of information for service providers at national, state and local levels in the development of national programs to reduce or eliminate social and environmental barriers experienced by persons with disabilities.

RSA oversees formula and discretionary grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services. RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.

Staff

Edward Anthony, Deputy Commissioner

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Financial Assistance
    • Oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.
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