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Funding for RSA Programs (in thousands)

Fiscal Year Basic Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Supported Employment (SE) Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) Client Assistance Program (CAP) Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Other RSA Programs
2010 $55,648 $456 $608 $192 $277 $2,324
2011 $57,089 $452 $606 $190 $276 $2,991
2012 $55,648 $452 $606 $191 $276 $3,132
2013 $57,089 $417 $569 $180 $260 $2,827
2014 $63,440 $415 $591 $185 $267 $3,039
2015 $64,836 $414 $581 $198 $266 $0
2016 $11,788 $81 $115 $39 $52 $0

Summary Data on Closures from the RSA-911

The following data snapshot shows information about the agency in Wisconsin which receives the Basic VR grant from RSA (our largest grant program).

Closure types for Wisconsin Division of Vocational RehabilitationFY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013
Closed with employment3,6412,6832,7842,9733,2503,840
Closed without employment4,1263,7552,5692,1072,9742,855
Closed from order of selection92104214931532708
Closed from trial work/extended evaluation000000
Closed as applicant4,2353,9623,4513,0763,7394,054
Total closed15,81316,42714,64815,23117,73918,672
Percent accepted for services who received no services32.38%47.92%51.26%54.74%53.79%51.87%

 

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Here is a chart and table of the grantees in Wisconsin and the total amount of funding received from RSA in 2014. People who use screen readers may wish to skip to the table.

Grantee Total Funding
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation $64,500,930
Great Lakes Intertribal Council Inc $1,300,000
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chi $470,000
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin $425,000
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $400,000
Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. $267,150
Board of Regents of The University of Wisconsin System $199,954
University of Wisconsin System (Kelsey) $190,000
Wisconsin State Dept of Agriculture, Trade And Consumer Protection $184,915

 

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Annual review reports

  • Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ARR for H126A130074 for FY 2013 View

 

VR State Plans

  • Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation VR State Plan for 2015 H126A140074 View

 

Other Related Documents

  • Monitoring Report for Wisconsin — as of June 6, 2011
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For Wisconsin, the RSA liaison is Marisa Liuzzi, who can be reached by email at marisa.liuzzi@ed.govor by phone at 202-245-6390.

The liaison named by RSA for each state can answer questions or address concerns regarding the following programs under the Rehabilitation Act:

  • the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, established under Title I;
  • the supported employment (SE) program, established under Title VI, part B;
  • the independent living services program for older individuals who are blind (OIB), established under Title VII, Chapter 2.

For other programs, consult the RSA Programs page. Click on the program name, then click on the word 'Contacts'.

Wisconsin


Vocational Rehabilitation Program State Team

Name Phone E-mail Description
Chris Pope 202-245-7375 christopher.pope@ed.gov VR Unit
David Miller 202-245-6453 david.miller@ed.gov Fiscal Unit
Jessica Davis 202-245-6047 jessica.davis@ed.gov VR Unit
Marisa Liuzzi 202-245-6390 marisa.liuzzi@ed.gov TA Unit
Mark Snyderman 202-245-6768 mark.snyderman@ed.gov
Terrence Martin 202-245-7275 terrence.martin@ed.gov TA
Tonya Stellar 202-245-6638 tonya.stellar@ed.gov VR Team Facilitator

RSA administers several grant programs. Many of these programs are supported by the RSA.ED.GOV web site, which allows RSA grantees to report on the progress being made during their grant. The following grant programs are supported by the MIS. Click on a tab to view information about the RSA program. You'll find a brief description of each grant program, followed by a list of RSA reports and forms supporting that program.

Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants

CFDA Number: 84.126A - Formula grant

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.

Information about the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • ARR - RSA Annual Review Report. ARR: This is a good place to start if you want an overview of your state VR agency. This report - prepared by RSA - combines information from other reports to show how the agency is performing as compared to other agencies and prior years..
  • CAP - Corrective Action Plan.
  • PIP - Program Improvement Plan. Program Improment Plan.
  • RSA-113 - Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report. RSA-113: Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report.
  • RSA-2 - Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Program/Cost Report. RSA-2: Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Program/Cost Report.
  • RSA-692 - Grant Reallotment Form. RSA Grant Reallotment Form.
  • RSA-722 - Resolution of Applicant/Client Appeals. RSA-722: Resolution of Applicant/Client Appeals.
  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.
  • VR State Plan - VR State Plan.
  • VR-USP - VR Portion of Unified State Plan. .

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)

CFDA Number: 84.250 - Discretionary grant

The purpose of this program is to assist tribal governments to develop or to increase their capacity to provide a program of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, in a culturally relevant manner, to American Indians with disabilities residing on or near federal or state reservations. The program’s goal is to enable these individuals, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment and may include native healing services.

The program provides financial assistance for the establishment and operations of VR services programs for American Indians with disabilities living on or near a federal or state reservation.

Information about the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • RSA-AIVRS - American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services. AIVRS.

Wisconsin has the following grantees and grant award(s) for this program.

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center

CFDA Number: 84.250Z - Discretionary grant

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center

Information about the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

There are no grantees or grant awards in Wisconsin for this program in this system.

Capacity-Building Program

CFDA Number: 84.315C&D - Discretionary grant

Sec. 21 requires RSA to reserve one percent of funds appropriated each year for programs under Titles III, VI and VII to make awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities under the Rehabilitation Act and to state or public or private nonprofit agencies to support capacity-building projects designed to provide outreach and technical assistance to minority entities and American Indian tribes to promote their participation in activities under the Rehabilitation Act.

Information about the Capacity-Building Program program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

There are no grantees or grant awards in Wisconsin for this program in this system.

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

CFDA Number: 84.161A - Formula grant

The purpose of this program is to advise and inform clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of all the available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and of the services and benefits available to them under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, grantees may assist and advocate for clients and client applicants in relation to projects, programs, and services provided under the Rehabilitation Act. In providing assistance and advocacy under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act, a CAP agency may provide assistance and advocacy with respect to services that are directly related to employment for the client or client applicant.

Agencies designated by the governor to provide CAP services help clients or client applicants pursue concerns they have with programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act. The governor may designate a public or private entity to operate the CAP.

Information about the Client Assistance Program (CAP) program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • RSA-227 - Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report. RSA-227: Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report.
  • RSA-692 - Grant Reallotment Form. RSA Grant Reallotment Form.
  • RSA-704 Part II - For Centers for Independent Living. RSA-704 Pt.2: Title VII, Chapter 1m Part B.
  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind

CFDA Number: 84.177 - Formula grant

Grants are made to states to support services for individuals age 55 or older whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment difficult to obtain but for whom independent living goals are feasible.

Funds are used to: provide independent living services to older individuals who are blind; conduct activities that will improve or expand services for these individuals; and conduct activities to improve public understanding of the problems facing these individuals. For example, services are provided to help persons served under this program adjust to their blindness by increasing their ability to care for their individual needs.

Information about the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • RSA-7-OB - Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind. RSA-7-OB: Annual Report Independent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind.
  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

Job-Driven Voc. Rehab. Technical Assistance Center

CFDA Number: 84.264A - Discretionary grant

Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center

Information about the Job-Driven Voc. Rehab. Technical Assistance Center program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

There are no grantees or grant awards in Wisconsin for this program in this system.

Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR)

CFDA Number: 84.240 - Formula grant

The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) program supports the protection and advocacy system in each state to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities. In order to be eligible for advocacy services from the PAIR program, an individual with a disability must meet three criteria. First, the individual’s concern must be beyond the scope of the Client Assistance Program (Sec. 112, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended). Second, the individual must be ineligible for services from the Protection and Advocacy of Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program funded under Part C of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). Finally, the individual must also be ineligible for the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program funded under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act.

Each PAIR program must set annual priorities and objectives to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in each state. Most PAIR programs set priorities and objectives aimed at reducing barriers to education, employment, transportation, and housing. In addition, PAIR programs advocate on behalf of individuals with significant disabilities to promote community integration and full participation in society.

Eligible systems have the authority to pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies or approaches to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Protection and advocacy systems may be housed in public or private entities.

Information about the Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • RSA-509 - Protection & Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR). RSA-509: Annual Protection & Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Performance Report.
  • RSA-692 - Grant Reallotment Form. RSA Grant Reallotment Form.
  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

Randolph Sheppard Vending Facility Program

CFDA Number: No CDFA -

The purpose of the Randolph-Sheppard program is to provide individuals who are blind with employment, enlarge their economic opportunities, and stimulate them to become self-supporting. The Vending Facility Program authorized by the Randolph-Sheppard Act provides persons who are blind with remunerative employment through the operation of vending facilities on federal and other property. The program, enacted into law in 1936, was intended to enhance employment opportunities for trained, licensed blind persons to operate facilities. The law was subsequently amended in 1954 and again in 1974 to ultimately ensure individuals who are blind a priority in the operation of vending facilities, which included cafeterias, snack bars, and automatic vending machines, on federal property. The program has broadened from federal locations to also include state, county, municipal, and private installations. However, the priority provisions of the Randolph-Sheppard Act apply only to the operation of vending facilities on federal property. Under the Randolph Sheppard Program, state licensing agencies recruit, train, license and place individuals who are blind as operators of vending facilities located on federal and other properties. The Randolph-Sheppard Act authorizes a particular blind individual to conduct specified activities in a particular location through a license granted by the state.

Information about the Randolph Sheppard Vending Facility Program program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • RSA-15 - RSA-15 Randolph Sheppard. RSA-15 Randolph Sheppard Annual Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

Rehabilitation Training - Long-Term

CFDA Number: 84.129 - Discretionary grant

The Long-Term Training Program supports academic training grants that are awarded to colleges and universities with undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of rehabilitation. Grantees must direct 75 percent of the funds they receive to trainee scholarships. The statute requires trainees who receive assistance either to work two years for every year of assistance in public or private nonprofit rehabilitation agencies or related agencies, including professional corporations or professional practice groups that have service arrangements with a state agency, or to pay back the assistance they received. Grant recipients under the Long-Term Training Program are required to build closer relationships between training institutions and state VR agencies; promote careers in VR; identify potential employers who would meet the trainee’s payback requirements; and ensure that data on the employment of students are accurate.

Information about the Rehabilitation Training - Long-Term program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • PAYBACK - Grantee Reporting Form RSA Scholars. PAYBACK: Grantee Reporting Form RSA Scholars.

Wisconsin has the following grantees and grant award(s) for this program.

Rehabilitation Training - State VR In Service Training

CFDA Number: 84.265 - Discretionary grant

Of the funds appropriated for the Rehabilitation Training Program, 15 percent must be used to support in-service training. In FY 2010, the Rehabilitation Training Program made 75 basic in-service training awards to state VR agencies to support projects for training state VR agencies’ personnel in program areas essential to the effective management of the VR programs under the Rehabilitation Act, and in skill areas that enable VR personnel to improve their ability to provide VR services leading to employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The In-Service Training Program continued to play a critical role in helping state VR agencies to develop and implement their CSPD standards for hiring, training and retaining qualified rehabilitation professionals, to provide for succession planning, to provide leadership development and capacity-building, and to provide training on the Rehabilitation Act in their respective states.

Information about the Rehabilitation Training - State VR In Service Training program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.

Short-Term Training Program

CFDA Number: 84.246 - Discretionary grant

This program is designed to ensure that skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities assisted through the Client Assistance Program

Information about the Short-Term Training Program program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

There are no grantees or grant awards in Wisconsin for this program in this system.

Supported Employment Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities (SE)

CFDA Number: 84.187 - Formula grant

Also known as Supported Employment for Individuals With the Most Significant Disabilities, Title VI-B State Grants

This program provides grants to assist states in developing and implementing collaborative programs with appropriate entities to provide programs of supported employment services for individuals with the most significant disabilities who require supported employment services to achieve employment outcomes. Grant funds are administered under a state plan supplement to the Title I state plan for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services designated by each state.

Supported employment grant funds are used to supplement funds provided under the state VR grants program for the costs of providing supported employment services. Program funds may be used to supplement assessments under the Title I program and supplement other VR services necessary to help individuals with the most significant disabilities find work in the integrated labor market. Funds cannot be used to provide the extended services necessary to maintain individuals in employment after the end of supported employment services, which usually do not exceed 18 months.

Information about the Supported Employment Services for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities (SE) program can be found in the following RSA-MIS forms and reports.

  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report. SF-425: Federal Financial Report.

Wisconsin has the following grantee and grant award(s) for this program.