Applications for New Awards; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).
84.133B-6, Transition to Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Condition: $875,000
84.133B-7, Community Living and Participation for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: $875,000
Application deadline: August 29, 2014
Eligible Applicants: States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
The Federal government is offering public and private agencies nearly two million dollars in grant awards to successfully transition individuals with disabilities into society.
Those same public dollars should be spent discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of All children, preparing them for a successful transition into adulthood from the time they enter the public school system.
To continue to allow the government to make public funds available to private concerns that perpetuate the inequities that exist throughout our system of government which insure their profits, is to continue to support the takeover of America by corporate moguls.
It is the responsibility of every American citizen to stand up against those who would use their financial power to control the direction of our nation by raising our voice and making our elected officials listen to the people and not the dollar signs and data bits of the elite.
The purpose of this two million dollar program, is the purpose of education.
An excellent education that is developmentally appropriate, child centered, founded in the Arts, and experiential would not require a supplemental program to insure its success.
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