§ 389.30What additional selection criterion is used under this program?
In addition to the criteria in 34 CFR 385.31(c), the Secretary uses the following additional selection criterion to evaluate an application:
(a)Relevance to State-Federal rehabilitation service program.
(1) The Secretaryreviews each application for information that shows that the proposed project appropriately relates to the mission of the State-Federal rehabilitation service programs.
(2) The Secretary reviews each application for information that shows that the proposed project includes an assessment of the potential of existing programs within the geographical area (including State vocational rehabilitation unit in-service training) to meet the needs for which support is sought.
(3) The Secretary looks for information that shows that the proposed project can be expected to improve the competence of professional and other personnel in the rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with severe disabilities.