The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is mandated in each state in
order for that state to receive federal rehabilitation funds. This
program is a 100% federally
funded formula grant program.
In Iowa, the Office of Persons with
Disabilities, Department of Human Rights, had been designated by
the Govenor to operate CAP for the past 20 years. Federal law requires
that the program be operated outside of the rehabilitation agencies
it monitors. In Iowa this includes the Department for the Blind,Iowa
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and the seven centers for independent
living and rehabilitation agencies they contract with for client
services. The program operates on the federal fiscal year ending
Over the past
fiscal year one disability consultant provided CAP services. CAP
provides the following services to Iowans with disabilities:
and inform clients and applicants of all services and benefits
available to them through programs authorized under the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 as amended (Act);
and advocate for clients and applicants in their relationships
with programs authorized under the Act;
individuals with disabilities in the State of Iowa, especially
those who have traditionally been unserved or underserved, of
the services available to them under the Act and under Title I
of theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
representation on the State Rehabilitation Council;
for systems change in agencies funded under the Rehabilitation
Act to improve services to Iowans with disabilities.
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