Notice of Proposed Priority under the Innovation Fund--Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations (CFDA 84.421B)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Innovation Fund--Transition Work-Based Learning Model Demonstrations (CFDA 84.421B). The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2016 and later years. We take this action to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate effective work-based learning models that will help students with disabilities prepare for postsecondary education and competitive integrated employment. The models must be delivered through a coordinated system of transition services. 

The priority is announced today in the Federal Register (Volume 81, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)), Pages 21808-21814.

We must receive your comments on or before May 13, 2016.  The notice includes detailed instructions for comment submission.

The Notice of Proposed Priority can be found here:

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For further information please contact: RoseAnn Ashby, telephone: (202) 245–7258, or by email: If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. 

Please note: The Department will review and address public comments after the comment period closes.  The Department is not permitted to comment on ideas or proposed designs for responding to a notice of final priority for this program.