Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants
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.
Awards to Grantees
Note on this table: the numbers shown represent the awards made during the fiscal year to RSA grantees. There may be additional set-asides for the program which are not shown.
|State||Grantee||PR Award ID||Current Awards FY 2013||Total Awarded FY 2012||Total Awarded FY 2011|
|Alabama||Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130082||$51,344,126||$54,911,519||$59,101,952|
|Alaska||Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Vocational Rehab||H126A130001||$8,582,079||$11,479,380||$11,657,490|
|Arizona||Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration||H126A130002||$52,542,115||$62,823,314||$64,736,995|
|Arkansas||Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind||H126A130004||$3,795,479||$6,347,515||$6,295,517|
|Arkansas||Arkansas Rehabilitation Services||H126A130003||$27,833,511||$38,526,291||$39,700,456|
|California||California Department of Rehabilitation||H126A130005||$246,400,065||$294,857,633||$289,165,617|
|Colorado||Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130006||$34,042,946||$40,548,289||$40,186,308|
|Connecticut||Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind||H126A130008||$2,663,169||$5,686,728||$3,264,241|
|Connecticut||Connecticut Dept of Social Services - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130007||$15,091,290||$26,600,063||$20,789,029|
|Delaware||Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired - DHHS Campus||H126A130010||$1,287,312||$1,541,907||$1,523,624|
|Delaware||Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130009||$7,294,767||$9,237,473||$8,933,866|
|District of Columbia||Rehabilitation Services Administration, DC Dept. on Disability Services||H126A130011||$11,433,555||$12,859,214||$14,872,642|
|Florida||Florida Department of Education - Division of Blind Services||H126A130087||$24,042,653||$28,739,818||$30,347,230|
|Florida||Florida Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130086||$117,384,719||$110,674,863||$125,350,469|
|Georgia||Georgia Department of Labor - Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A120088||||$55,127,203||$64,749,034|
|Georgia||Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency||H126A130089||$86,612,230||$43,643,862|||
|Hawaii||Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind||H126A130015||$9,815,077||$12,884,686||$12,899,816|
|Idaho||Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired||H126A130017||$2,030,084||$2,452,148||$2,452,148|
|Idaho||Idaho Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130016||$13,007,576||$13,812,000||$13,029,189|
|Illinois||Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130018||$92,775,853||$111,621,896||$114,847,171|
|Indiana||Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services||H126A130019||$63,554,142||$62,187,711||$64,145,199|
|Iowa||Iowa Department for the Blind||H126A130021||$5,255,523||$5,314,293||$5,314,293|
|Iowa||Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Dept of Education||H126A130020||$22,405,125||$20,315,413||$20,921,385|
|Kansas||Kansas Department for Children and Families, Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130022||$23,733,219||$28,478,239||$29,103,545|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130023||$40,859,769||$39,000,003||$41,312,100|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Office for the Blind - Education Cabinet, Dept for Workforce Investment||H126A130024||$6,651,590||$7,150,081||$4,873,490|
|Louisiana||Louisiana Rehabilitation Services - Louisiana Workforce Commission||H126A130025||$45,661,777||$35,542,942||$33,432,451|
|Maine||Maine Department of Labor - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130026||$10,821,697||$13,151,811||$13,149,675|
|Maine||Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired||H126A130085||$2,456,459||$3,456,098||$3,346,736|
|Maryland||Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130027||$34,516,295||$47,258,836||$47,116,848|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Commission for the Blind||H126A130029||$5,993,978||$9,669,130||$8,233,200|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission||H126A130028||$33,965,877||$53,125,067||$60,446,532|
|Michigan||Michigan Commission for the Blind||H126A120031||||$16,937,639||$16,217,814|
|Michigan||Michigan Department of Human Services||H126A130090||$79,528,496||$26,028,302|||
|Michigan||Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth||H126A120030||||$61,543,309||$82,480,865|
|Michigan||Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs||H126A130031||$14,034,440|||||
|Minnesota||Minnesota Rehab Services - Minnesota Dept of Employment And Economic Development||H126A130032||$32,956,328||$39,482,162||$38,691,432|
|Minnesota||Minnesota Services for the Blind - Dept of Employment and Economic Development||H126A130033||$7,234,316||$8,770,354||$8,770,354|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130034||$35,841,982||$44,516,178||$44,457,037|
|Missouri||Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Dept of Elemen and Sec Edu||H126A130036||$48,277,639||$56,344,814||$56,345,072|
|Missouri||Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind - Department of Social Services||H126A130037||$7,213,900||$9,168,506||$8,832,078|
|Montana||Montana Dept of Public Health + Human Services - Division of Disability Services||H126A130038||$9,644,192||$13,477,988||$11,750,000|
|Nebraska||Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired||H126A130040||$2,402,511||$3,260,463||$3,399,105|
|Nebraska||Nebraska Division of Rehabilitation Services - State Department of Education||H126A130039||$13,097,559||$16,612,034||$16,583,590|
|Nevada||Nevada Employment, Training and Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation Division||H126A130041||$18,461,247||$12,436,585||$18,616,938|
|New Hampshire||New Hampshire Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation - Vocational Rehab||H126A130042||$9,607,026||$11,879,724||$11,973,927|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Dept of Human Service||H126A130044||$9,676,358||$11,186,088||$11,524,051|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services||H126A130043||$38,705,433||$46,169,916||$46,096,206|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Commission for the Blind||H126A130046||$3,824,101||$5,514,096||$3,036,179|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Department of Education||H126A130045||$16,846,714||$19,004,871||$18,983,865|
|New York||NY Com for the Blind and Visually Handicapped - Off of Children and Family Servs||H126A130048||$19,611,915||$24,167,431||$24,405,404|
|New York||NY Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehab.||H126A130047||$102,962,553||$123,466,512||$144,715,873|
|North Carolina||NC Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Services for the Blind||H126A130050||$14,661,347||$17,518,623||$17,075,848|
|North Carolina||NC Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130049||$74,195,299||$88,654,847||$86,414,137|
|North Dakota||North Dakota Dept of Human Services - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130051||$8,582,079||$12,126,798||$10,157,490|
|Ohio||Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission||H126A130052||$110,517,230||$96,889,776||$105,641,313|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130053||$36,086,294||$44,256,861||$43,404,870|
|Oregon||Oregon Commission for the Blind||H126A130055||$4,108,564||$4,919,513||$4,882,358|
|Oregon||Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - DHR, Children and Family Services||H126A130054||$28,759,950||$34,436,588||$34,176,503|
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Dept of Labor and Industry||H126A130056||$109,549,003||$121,560,791||$99,130,376|
|Rhode Island||Rhode Island Dept of Human Services - Office of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130058||$8,714,049||$13,019,092||$15,953,474|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Commission for the Blind||H126A130061||$6,221,554||$7,423,022||$7,291,274|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Dept||H126A130060||$41,636,555||$48,588,671||$42,680,316|
|South Dakota||South Dakota Dept of Human Services - Div of Servs To the Blind and Visually Imp||H126A130084||$1,716,416||$2,118,876||$2,031,498|
|South Dakota||South Dakota Dept of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130062||$6,865,663||$8,473,504||$8,125,992|
|Tennessee||Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services||H126A130063||$62,243,714||$65,912,937||$72,682,343|
|Texas||Texas Division for Blind Services - Dept of Assistive + Rehabilitation Services||H126A130065||$40,677,524||$47,431,475||$46,829,002|
|Texas||Texas Division of Rehabilitative Services - Dept of Assistive + Rehabilitation||H126A130064||$162,710,094||$190,761,597||$187,316,008|
|Utah||Utah State Office of Rehabilitation||H126A130066||$25,949,708||$36,873,493||$37,874,343|
|Vermont||Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Agency of Human Services||H126A130068||$1,029,849||$1,233,526||$1,376,899|
|Vermont||Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Division - Agency of Human Services||H126A130067||$7,552,230||$14,845,854||$13,438,591|
|Virginia||Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired||H126A130070||$7,267,457||$9,144,718||$9,629,262|
|Virginia||Virginia Dept of Rehabilitative Services||H126A130069||$48,636,059||$62,387,300||$63,792,373|
|Washington||Washington Department of Services for the Blind||H126A130072||$7,053,228||$8,412,468||$8,488,839|
|Washington||Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130071||$38,451,470||$45,861,517||$46,277,862|
|West Virginia||West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts - Division of Rehabilitation||H126A130073||$22,270,499||$43,244,551||$47,955,763|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - WI Dept of Workforce Developme||H126A130074||$51,233,779||$55,648,243||$57,088,852|
|Wyoming||Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Department of Workforce Service||H126A130075||$8,582,079||$9,254,962||$8,920,659|
|American Samoa||American Samoa Dept of Human Resources - Division of Vocational Rehab||H126A130076||$790,991||$958,889||$1,084,072|
|Guam||Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation||H126A130077||$2,409,011||$2,900,220||$2,992,651|
|Northern Marianas||Northern Marianas Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Div||H126A130078||$693,388||$751,550||$820,583|
|Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Admin - Dept of Labor and Human Resources||H126A130080||$59,973,896||$72,425,264||$75,015,072|
|Virgin Islands||Virgin Islands Division for Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services||H126A130081||$1,703,778||$1,978,643||$2,286,262|
Agency Report Cards
Spreadsheets containg 95 data elements on the performance of each agency.
Annual Review Reports
Written in non-technical language for the general public.
See below for more information on monitoring.
Standards and Indicators
Evaluation standards and performance indicators for each vocational rehabilitation (VR) state agency.
VR State Plans
Overview of the state plans with links to the plans, supporting matierial and related letters.
Wall chart of State Vocational Rehabilitation Performance
Download a PDF of the wall chart or download supporting data in document or spreadsheet formats.
Section 107 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), requires the commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to conduct annual reviews and periodic on-site monitoring of programs authorized under Title I of the Act to determine whether a state VR agency is complying substantially with the provisions of its state plan under Section 101 of the Act and with the Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators established under Section 106.
Total Awards to RSA Grantees
Note on this table: the numbers shown represent the sum of awards made during the fiscal year to RSA grantees. There may be additional set-asides for the program which are not shown.
|CFDA Number||Program||Number of Awards FY-2013||Current Awards FY-2013||Total Awarded FY-2012||Total Awarded FY-2011|
|84.126A||Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants||80||$2,574,623,524||$2,989,006,567||$2,983,012,923|
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title I, Parts A and B, Sec. 100-111; 29 U.S.C. 720-731.
34 CFR 361 PDF (373KB)
March 5, 2012
"Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the on-line submission of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Improvement Plan"
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March 5, 2012
"Announcement of the OMB approval for the on-line submission of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the Supported Employment Services Program"
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February 13, 2012
"Revision of PD-11-02, instructions for completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) for the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants Program"
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RSA has established the Emerging Practices as a mechanism for sharing state information to help promote communities of practice and increase awareness of a variety of approaches that provide a foundation for research and lead to the development of evidence-based practices.
Resources providing guidance on fiscal matters related to the Basic VR program.
- Orientation & Technical Assistance Guide for State Vocational Rehabilitation Directors
The Orientation Guide is provided to support new state vocational rehabilitation (VR) directors in the important work of administering federal programs within your state funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, the Supported Employment Program, the State Independent Living Services Program, and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Program. RSA developed this guide to provide quick and efficient access to information and technical assistance resources related to the administration of these programs.
SRC Online Training Series
This self-directed program intends to address the training needs of SRC members. It contains a series of topical modules, each approximately 30 minutes in length, intended to provide a resource to SRC members, especially new members, to increase knowledge of the VR program and improve understanding of SRC responsibilities. The series is designed for use "anytime-anywhere," including group settings or individually.
Vocational Rehabilitation Needs Assessment Guide
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Needs Assessment Guide and its Appendices provide state VR agencies and State Rehabilitation Councils (SRC) with fundamental tools necessary to meet the requirements of a fully developed comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA).
Vocational Rehabilitation Research in Brief
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Research in Briefs provide a summary of research and literature on issues, practices, and topics related to the employment of individuals with disabilities; and facilitate further exploration and study.
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