RSA: Vocational Rehabilitation Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide
also known as MTAG

Section 107(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to improve the quality of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provided to, and promote the achievement of high quality employment outcomes by, individuals with disabilities. To fulfill, in part, this requirement, RSA has developed this protocol through which it will review the progress of VR agencies toward compliance with new requirements under the Act, as amended by WIOA, and provide technical assistance in Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 to assist states in complying with those requirements.


FY 2016 Technical Assistance Guide

The Rehabilitation Services Administration’s FY 2016 Technical Assistance Guide (Guide, PDF, 738KB) for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for VR agencies and state teams to assist in the preparation for and conduct of technical assistance visits this fiscal year.

The specific programs covered by the Guide include:

  • the VR program, authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act; and
  • the supported employment (SE) program, authorized pursuant to Title VI of the Rehabilitation Act.

The Guide includes three focus areas to be covered during the technical assistance visits: competitive integrated employment; pre-employment transition services; and the Supported Employment program. The nature and scope of, along with the activities to be conducted under, each focus area is contained in Sections III, IV and V, respectively, of the Guide.

The technical assistance teams are providing technical assistance visits in FY 2016 to the following state agencies:

  • Arizona Combined
  • Illinois Combined
  • Nevada Combined
  • Oklahoma Combined
  • Wyoming Combined


FY 2014 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide and Tables

The FY 2014 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide (MTAG) included a new focus area through which it assessed the use of VR program resources to achieve quality employment outcomes by conducting an in-depth and integrated analysis of core VR program and fiscal data.


FY 2013 Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide

Last Modified: 07/25/2016