- §§ 795, 795a. Repealed.
- § 795g. Purpose
- § 795h. Allotments
- § 795i. Availability of services
- § 795j. Eligibility
- § 795k. State plan
- § 795l. Restriction
- § 795m. Savings provision
- § 795n. Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
- § 795o. Authorization of appropriations
It is the purpose of this subchapter to authorize allotments, in addition to grants for vocational rehabilitation services under subchapter I, to assist States in developing collaborative programs with appropriate entities to provide supported employment services for individuals with the most significant disabilities, including youth with the most significant disabilities, to enable such individuals to achieve an employment outcome of supported employment in competitive integrated employment.
For the purposes of this subsection, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall not be considered to be States.
Each jurisdiction described in subparagraph (A) shall be allotted not less than ⅛ of 1 percent of the amounts appropriated for the fiscal year for which the allotment is made.
Whenever the Commissioner determines that any amount of an allotment to a State under subsection (a) for any fiscal year will not be expended by such State for carrying out the provisions of this subchapter, the Commissioner shall make such amount available for carrying out the provisions of this subchapter to 1 or more of the States that the Commissioner determines will be able to use additional amounts during such year for carrying out such provisions. Any amount made available to a State for any fiscal year pursuant to the preceding sentence shall, for the purposes of this section, be regarded as an increase in the allotment of the State (as determined under the preceding provisions of this section) for such year.
A State that receives an allotment under this subchapter shall not use more than 2.5 percent of such allotment to pay for administrative costs.
A State that receives an allotment under this subchapter shall reserve and expend half of such allotment for the provision of supported employment services, including extended services, to youth with the most significant disabilities in order to assist those youth in achieving an employment outcome in supported employment.
Funds provided under this subchapter may be used to provide supported employment services to individuals who are eligible under this subchapter.
Except as provided in paragraph (2), funds provided under this subchapter, or subchapter I, may not be used to provide extended services to individuals under this subchapter or subchapter I.
Funds allotted under this subchapter, or subchapter I, and used for the provision of services under this subchapter to youth with the most significant disabilities pursuant to section 795h(d) of this title, may be used to provide extended services to youth with the most significant disabilities. Such extended services shall be available for a period not to exceed 4 years.
To be eligible for an allotment under this subchapter, a State shall submit to the Commissioner, as part of the State plan under section 721 of this title, a State plan supplement for providing supported employment services authorized under this chapter to individuals, including youth with the most significant disabilities, who are eligible under this chapter to receive the services. Each State shall make such annual revisions in the plan supplement as may be necessary.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a State from providing supported employment services in accordance with the State plan submitted under section 721 of this title by using funds made available through a State allotment under section 730 of this title.
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to prohibit a State from providing discrete postemployment services in accordance with the State plan submitted under section 721 of this title by using funds made available through a State allotment under section 730 of this title to an individual who is eligible under this subchapter.
Not later than 60 days after July 22, 2014, the Secretary of Labor shall establish an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (referred to in this section as the “Committee”).
The Secretary of Labor shall appoint the members of the Committee described in subsection (c)(6), in accordance with subsection (c).
Any vacancy in the Committee shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner, in accordance with the same paragraph of subsection (c), as the original appointment or designation was made.
The Committee shall elect a Chairperson of the Committee from among the appointed members of the Committee.
The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairperson, but not less than 8 times.
The members of the Committee shall not receive compensation for the performance of services for the Committee, but shall be allowed reasonable travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Committee. Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, the Secretary may accept the voluntary and uncompensated services of members of the Committee.
The Secretary of Labor may designate such personnel as may be necessary to enable the Committee to perform its duties.
Any Federal Government employee, with the approval of the head of the appropriate Federal agency, may be detailed to the Committee without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.
The Secretary of Labor shall make available to the Committee, under such arrangements as may be appropriate, necessary equipment, supplies, and services.
The Committee shall terminate on the day after the date on which the Committee submits the final report.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subchapter $27,548,000 for fiscal year 2015, $29,676,000 for fiscal year 2016, $30,292,000 for fiscal year 2017, $30,963,000 for fiscal year 2018, $31,691,000 for fiscal year 2019, and $32,363,000 for fiscal year 2020.