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Abstract Details for RSA Technical Assistance on Prior Approval for Grant Activities and Expenditures for RSA Formula Grant Awards

The U.S. Department of Education, at 2 CFR §3474.1, adopted – effective as of December 26, 2014 – the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Uniform Administrative Requirement, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) codified at 2 CFR part 200 (79 FR 76091 (Dec. 19, 2014)). The Uniform Guidance requires prior written approval (prior approval) from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) before State VR agencies take actions, or incur expenditures or obligations in capital expenditures, equipment, and real property; participant support costs; and certain other costs and expenditures. RSA On Demand Technical Assistance Sessions on Prior Approval for Grant Activities and Expenditures for RSA Formula Grant Awards explains requirements and responds to questions from the field to clarify the prior approval requirements in the following five sessions: Session 1 - Prior Approval: Overview Session 2 - Prior Approval: When is it Required? Session 3 - Prior Approval: Administrative and Clerical Staff Session 4 - Prior Approval: General Purpose Equipment Session 5 - Prior Approval: Participant Support Costs The first three sessions are applicable to all RSA formula grant awards. Sessions four and five are specific to the VR program and the flexibilities in TAC 18-02. The technical assistance circular, uniform guidance, and links to the presentations and transcripts are included. The presentation slides and transcripts are also available for download on the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM).