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Request for Applications (RFA)--Cooperative Agreements for Benefits Planning, Assistance, and Outreach Projects Closing date was: July 31,2000.
(May 31, 2000 Federal Register, Volume 65, No. 105, page 34,768)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announces the availability of cooperative agreement funds to establish community-based benefits planning, assistance, and outreach Projects in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Throughout this announcement, the term "State" will be used to refer to all U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.) The purpose of these Projects is to disseminate accurate information to beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work aged youth) about work incentives programs and issues related to such programs, to enable them to make informed choices about work.
President Clinton signed Public Law 106-170 on December 17, 1999 to expand the availability of health care coverage for working individuals with disabilities, to establish a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program in SSA to provide beneficiaries with disabilities meaningful opportunities to work, and to provide benefits planning, assistance, and outreach services to beneficiaries with disabilities, among other purposes. SSA must ensure that benefits planning, assistance, and outreach is available to all beneficiaries with disabilities, statewide
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