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Work Incentives Assistance Program: Grants to State Protection and Advocacy Systems To Provide Protection and Advocacy Services to Social Security Beneficiaries With Disabilities; Awards Notification

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AGENCY:

Social Security Administration.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 TerritoryAward
Alabama$107,243
Alaska100,000
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Arizona100,000
Arkansas100,000
California439,035
Colorado100,000
Connecticut100,000
Delaware100,000
Florida245,288
Georgia130,301
Hawaii100,000
Idaho100,000
Illinois167,305
Indiana100,000
Iowa100,000
Kansas100,000
Kentucky115,761
Louisiana100,000
Maine100,000
Maryland100,000
Massachusetts104,768
Michigan163,605
Minnesota100,000
Mississippi100,000
Missouri100,000
Montana100,000
Nebraska100,000
Nevada100,000
New Hampshire100,000
New Jersey100,000
New Mexico100,000
New York319,006
North Carolina146,570
North Dakota100,000
Ohio177,910
Oklahoma100,000
Oregon100,000
Pennsylvania203,256
Rhode Island100,000
South Carolina100,000
South Dakota100,000
Tennessee117,012
Texas237,941
Utah100,000
Vermont100,000
Virginia100,000
Washington100,000
West Virginia100,000
Wisconsin100,000
Wyoming100,000
District of Columbia100,000
Puerto Rico100,000
American Samoa50,000
Guam50,000
Northern Mariana Islands50,000
Virgin Islands50,000
Native American Program50,000
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer DeBoy, 410-965-8658.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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.

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Dated: December 21, 2004.

Martin H. Gerry,

Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.

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[FR Doc. 04-28471 Filed 12-28-04; 8:45 am]

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