Social Security Administration.
The Social Security Administration announces the awarding of Work Incentives Assistance Program Grants to State Protection and Advocacy Systems for the period December 1, 2004 through November 30, 2005. The purpose of this program is to provide individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, information and advice about obtaining vocational rehabilitation and employment services. The purpose is also to provide advocacy or other services that beneficiaries with a disability may need to secure, maintain, or regain gainful employment.
The following grants are being awarded for Fiscal Year 2005:
|State or Territory||Award|
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|District of Columbia||100,000|
|Northern Mariana Islands||50,000|
|Native American Program||50,000|
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jennifer DeBoy, 410-965-8658.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Request for Applications was originally published as Program Announcement No. SSA-OESP-04-1. The authority for these grants is found in section 1150 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 122 of Public Law 106-170 (the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999), and amended by sections 404 and 477 of Public Law 108-203. This section, State Grants for Work Incentives Assistance to Disabled Beneficiaries, authorized the Commissioner to make payments only to the designated Protection and Advocacy Systems established under title I of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (subsequently replaced by title I of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Public Law 106-402). Formula-based award amounts are derived from the Social Security Administration's disability population statistics for each State and Territory.Start Signature
Dated: December 21, 2004.
Martin H. Gerry,
Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.
[FR Doc. 04-28471 Filed 12-28-04; 8:45 am]
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