Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration
CFDA Number: 84.126A
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
This program provides grants to states to support a wide range of services designed to help individuals
with disabilities prepare for and engage in gainful employment consistent with their strengths,
resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice. Eligible individuals
are those who have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment
to employment, who can benefit from vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for employment, and
who require VR services. Priority must be given to serving individuals with the most significant disabilities
if a state is unable to serve all eligible individuals.
Funds are distributed to states and territories based on a formula that takes into account population
and per capita income to cover the cost of direct services and program administration. Grant
funds are administered under an approved state plan by VR agencies designated by each state. The
state-matching requirement is 21.3 percent; however, the state share is 50 percent for the cost of
construction of a facility for community rehabilitation program purposes.