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RSA Proposes Survey of Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies; Seeks Information on Methods, Practices, Partnership in Delivery of Services, Program Outcomes, and Effective Practices; Requests Comments by June 14
Apr 18, 2013

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program provides a wide range of services to help individuals with disabilities to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Eligible individuals are those who have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to employment, who can benefit from VR services for employment, and who require VR services. If a State is unable to serve all eligible individuals, priority must be given to serving individuals with the most significant disabilities. The program is funded through formula-based grants awarded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to State VR agencies receive funding from the basic Title I formula grant program.

RSA has proposed to conduct a national survey of all 80 state VR agencies.

The survey will address the following objectives:

  • determine the methods and practices used by State VR agencies in delivering services to individuals with disabilities, including optimal patterns of delivery in serving specific populations;
  • determine how, and to what extent, State VR agencies work with partner agencies or programs to deliver services;
  • examine program outcomes and their associated costs, including identifying cost effective practices for serving specific target populations.

Comments are due by June 14. Click here for full background, burden hour estimates, and instructions for obtaining the collection and submitting comments.