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What priorities are considered for support by the Secretary under this part?
The Secretary may select annually in a notice published in the Federal Register, one or more of the following priority areas for funding under this program:
(a) Community-based transitional rehabilitation service delivery.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate exemplary models for developing and establishing community-based transitional rehabilitation service programs that result directly in competitive or supported employment for youths with disabilities within the labor force.
(b) Statewide transitional rehabilitation service delivery.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate effective Statewide approaches to transitional rehabilitation service delivery for youths with disabilities and demonstrate cooperative efforts between State agencies responsible for service to youths with disabilities including but not limited to, special education, vocational rehabilitation, and day services for adults with developmental disabilities.
(c) Transitional rehabilitation services for youths with disabilities who have special needs.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate transitional rehabilitation service programs focused on meeting the special job training and placement needs of one or more groups of individuals with physical or mental disabilities which present unusual and difficult rehabilitation problems including, but not limited to, blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, epilepsy, mental illness, mental retardation, and learning disability.
(d) Transitional rehabilitation services for institutionalized persons.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate effective ways to assist youths and young adults who are institutionalized, including those residing in skilled nursing or intermediate care facilities, to return to community living and competitive or supported employment.
(e) Transitional rehabilitation services for unemployed youths with disabilities.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate ways to train and place in competitive or supported employment youths with disabilities who were unable to participate in special education programs or who recently graduated from those programs but have been unable to secure and maintain employment.
(f) Home-based transitional rehabilitation services.
This priority supports projects that demonstrate ways in which youths with disabilities, including those residing in rural areas, who because of the severity of their disabilities are precluded from employment in the community, could be gainfully employed in home settings.
(Authority: Sec. 311(b);
29 U.S.C. 777
[51 FR 3895, Jan. 30, 1986, as amended at 59 FR 8340, Feb. 18, 1994]