69 FR 249 pgs. 78093-78094 - 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

Type: NOTICEVolume: 69Number: 249Pages: 78093 - 78094
FR document: [FR Doc. 04-28471 Filed 12-28-04; 8:45 am]
Agency: Social Security Administration
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

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

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 Territory Award
Alabama $107,243
Alaska 100,000
Arizona 100,000
Arkansas 100,000
California 439,035
Colorado 100,000
Connecticut 100,000
Delaware 100,000
Florida 245,288
Georgia 130,301
Hawaii 100,000
Idaho 100,000
Illinois 167,305
Indiana 100,000
Iowa 100,000
Kansas 100,000
Kentucky 115,761
Louisiana 100,000
Maine 100,000
Maryland 100,000
Massachusetts 104,768
Michigan 163,605
Minnesota 100,000
Mississippi 100,000
Missouri 100,000
Montana 100,000
Nebraska 100,000
Nevada 100,000
New Hampshire 100,000
New Jersey 100,000
New Mexico 100,000
New York 319,006
North Carolina 146,570
North Dakota 100,000
Ohio 177,910
Oklahoma 100,000
Oregon 100,000
Pennsylvania 203,256
Rhode Island 100,000
South Carolina 100,000
South Dakota 100,000
Tennessee 117,012
Texas 237,941
Utah 100,000
Vermont 100,000
Virginia 100,000
Washington 100,000
West Virginia 100,000
Wisconsin 100,000
Wyoming 100,000
District of Columbia 100,000
Puerto Rico 100,000
American Samoa 50,000
Guam 50,000
Northern Mariana Islands 50,000
Virgin Islands 50,000
Native American Program 50,000

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer DeBoy, 410-965-8658.

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.

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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