American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; Proposed Waivers and Extensions of the Project Periods
For 60-month projects initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2007 under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Program, the Department proposes to waive the regulations that generally limit project periods to 60 months and that restrict project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The Department also proposes to extend the project period until September 30, 2013, for the AIVRS grantees whose awards are scheduled to expire on September 30, 2012. The proposed waivers and extensions would enable the eight AIVRS grantees in the FY 2007 funding cohort to request and continue to receive Federal funding beyond the 60-month limitation contained in the Department's regulations, so long as the grantees are meeting the AIVRS program and other applicable requirements. Further, if the proposed waivers and extensions are made final, the Department would not announce a new competition in FY 2012 or make new awards in FY 2012.