For a state to participate in the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, (the Act), and the State Supported Employment Services Program under Title VI, Part B, of the Rehabilitation Act, it must have an approved Title I State Plan and Title VI, Part B, supplement to the plan.
The Title I State Plan and its Title VI, Part B, supplement reflects a state's commitment to administer these two formula grant programs in compliance with the provisions of the plan and its supplement and applicable federal legal requirements. The plan and its supplement also describe a state's activities related to various administrative and operational considerations connected with these programs. As such, the plan and its supplement serve as key elements in the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) monitoring of a state's administration of these two programs.
Information about the submission of FY 2015 VR State Plans
RSA has implemented an on-line submission process through the RSA Web site at https://rsa.ed.gov and is encouraging states to submit their State Plans on-line via the RSA Web site.
Instructions about the submission of the FY 2015 VR State Plans have been documented in PD-13-02—"Extension of the State Plan for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the Supplement for the Supported Employment Services Program"
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In addition to the State Plan materials, a certification regarding lobbying is required for each program for which federal funds are requested; thus one certification must be signed and retained by the state agency for the VR program and another for the SE program. The certification form (ED-80-0013) is available for download through the RSA website, or at www.ed.gov/programs/8003/assurancesed80013.doc.
Approved Federal FY 2015 VR State Plans
The following table contains links to federal FY 2015 approved VR state plans and state plan approval letters. The letters are accessible PDFs and are 30KB or less (the original signed copies are in RSA’s files). Our web portal posts all approved federal FY 2015 VR state plans.
|State||VR State Plan web page||Letter in PDF format|
|American Samoa||State Plan||Letter|
|District of Columbia||State Plan||Letter|
|New Hampshire||State Plan||Letter|
|New Jersey—General||State Plan||Letter|
|New Jersey—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|New Mexico—General||State Plan||Letter|
|New Mexico—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|New York—General||State Plan||Letter|
|New York—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|North Carolina—General||State Plan||Letter|
|North Carolina—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|North Dakota||State Plan||Letter|
|Northern Marianas||State Plan||Letter|
|Puerto Rico||State Plan||Letter|
|Rhode Island||State Plan||Letter|
|South Carolina—General||State Plan||Letter|
|South Carolina—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|South Dakota—General||State Plan||Letter|
|South Dakota—Blind||State Plan||Letter|
|Virgin Islands||State Plan||Letter|
|West Virginia||State Plan||Letter|